Until the day the folks at United and Airbus issue a press release, all these talks, models, and posters mean NOTHING.. I know some people on this site have this fantasy of a UA A321NEO, but it wont be happening anytime in the future.. You better inform United about that.. http://www.airliners.net/...Jump to post
Why obviously? What facts do you have to back that up? I didn’t realize that a fuselage design was the driving factor in airplane efficiency. I’m guessing you know little to nothing about the 777X design. How do you know that Boeing tried to distance the 777X from the A350? Do you work in Boeing Ma...Jump to post
The A350 obviously. It's an all new design, incorporating decades of design advances. The 777X, even with a new wing, will still be a compromise with a 25 year old fuselage design. That is also why Boeing tried to distance themselves from the A350, among others by trying to stretch the -9 a step ab...Jump to post
And we have reports from our respected member Lightsaber that the GE9x engine is already better than spec after the first engine tests. So we'll have wait and see how the airlines will act. I heard the initial tests resulted in an engine failure, a significant redesign, and a high probability of no...Jump to post
If we assume that, with reasonable limits, a meter of A320 fuselage adds about .5-.7t per meter, 2 meters combined with the 97t MTOW, such a minor stretch could help solve the fuel space / luggage capacity problem a bit. It could create the badly needed additional luggage / ACT cargo hold space. Th...Jump to post
Airbus is also considering a modest stretch of the aircraft, adding room for two extra rows of economy seats. This would drive down unit costs. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/21/an-airbus-a321xlr-could-be-a-game-changer-for-jetb.aspx If we assume that, with reasonable limits, a meter of A32...Jump to post
A while ago I concluded a Boeing 5000NM MoM would have an advantage over a pumped up A320NEO version.
Tartarus wrote:keesje wrote:As said height / ILS track is managed by thrust, keeping IAS constant.
Not on a jet. Thrust controls speed, and pitch controls glidepath.
As said height / ILS track is managed by thrust, keeping IAS constant.Jump to post
This is a very important conversations. This is the type of discussion (not cabin width) that is critical to closing the business case. The after market, spares and services market is getting more and more competitive. Suppliers have been successful in bidding low to get parts on airplanes and then...Jump to post
https://leehamnews.com/2018/08/15/some-suppliers-consider-sitting-out-boeings-nma-program/ suggests some suppliers may walk away from the 797 program rather than accept Boeing's demands for low initial price and little/no life time revenue stream. I kind of feel the piece is all over the place. It ...Jump to post
estorilm wrote:How something with a 73' wingspan can stay aloft during the night using only a few kg worth of batteries blows my mind.
Maybe they could assign a second source for part of the requirement, to prevent 1 supplier promising a lot knowing congressmen & flagwaving will justify steep increases, after the point of no return.Jump to post
Boeing 737-700 — 2230 kg/h
Boeing 737-800 — 2500 kg/h
Boeing 737-8 — 2150 kg/h
It must require a ton of flexibility, denial and anger to still defend a guy like Trump.
Was this guy's future loading bags at extreme working hours for a minimum wage?Jump to post
The KC-46 will be around in numbers for at least 30 years in terms of support, pilots, MRO, a no brainer I guess. Maybe a stretched (- 300) KC-46 variant?Jump to post
The next A320N for GoAir was delivered today: Airbus A320-271N 8273 VT-WGS GoAir delivery 30 July 2018 XFW-DEL ex D-AVVT The next A320N for IndiGo Airlines was delivered today: Airbus A320-271N 8345 VT-IVP IndiGo Airlines delivery 30 July 2018 XFW-DEL ex D-AUBK With the high Indian taxes on fuel, t...Jump to post
I just looked 737-7 backlog on wiki. If that is correct & SW indeed delayed their first -7 to 2023, that looks really worrying. Specially because the 150 seat segment (e.g. SW 500 737-700s) isn't very small. Boeing has some serious decision to make soon. According to Southwest’s 2018 2Q investo...Jump to post
I just looked 737-7 backlog on wiki. If that is correct & SW indeed delayed their first -7 to 2023, that looks really worrying. Specially because the 150 seat segment (e.g. SW 500 737-700s) isn't very small. Boeing has some serious decision to make soon. Worrying why? Because the biggest -7 cus...Jump to post
The project is named A320M3 now.
First A220 US deliveries scheduled for summer 2020 apparently. About 500 nm from SW Texas HQ. http://www.fox10tv.com/story/38679537/stimpson-airbus-will-probably-start-construction-on-new-assembly-line-this-fall BBD pitched it in 2015, apparently this was the main reason Boeing stretched the 737-7. ...Jump to post
KLM has a good young CEO, Elbers, who is apparently by-passed to succeed the french CEO , because he isn't french and he is very business oriented. Raising big question marks on the (growing, more profitable) KLM / Dutch side (break out!). This seems a compromise. With KLM CEO Elbers probably now o...Jump to post
Southwest is organized very much around the 737, but they will not fly it for ever. The 737-7 is e.g. about 6t heavier than the A220-300. How much fuel is that per year, for say 300 aircraft? The A220-300 has lower sfc, higher BPR quieter engines than a 737 could fit. https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www...Jump to post
Sorry I was mixing up Trudeau & Macron :blush: , must be holidays. Of course Macron as stake holder is in. KLM has a good young CEO, Elbers, who is apparently by-passed to succeed the french CEO , because he isn't french and he is very business oriented. Raising big question marks on the (growin...Jump to post
Macron has 0 to do with this :wave: If the guy is dual language French / English is the french side feels he can be influenced in a strategical/political (AF) way rather than business like (KLM) way, he stands a chance. How to keep the KLM side happy without seious cost cutting on the Air France sid...Jump to post
I'm just wondering, which airlines would really want to have even higher range A321LR (4500 NM or even higher)? Are they actively communicating with Airbus? What are the potential routes? Perhaps some capitals of Eastern Europe to US maybe? Baltic States to US like RIX - EWR ot TLL - EWR? 4000NM pr...Jump to post
I now see you editted out the A321 picture too in your first reply to strenghten a folding comment / A340 picture link. In general I think we should refrain from "redaction for readability which has absolutely no effect on my point", try collecting weight by speaking on behalf of "us&...Jump to post
Actually, since there seems to be some weird miscommunication going on here, let me spell it out: Keesje - please tell us why you posted a picture of an A340 laminar flow test bed next to your text discussing A321 developments. Well, obviously it escaped your attention, but I said: An advanced oute...Jump to post
Why are you including the laminar flow testbed in that post? Did you think they were folding wingtips? Laminair flow R&D has been going on for decades [... cut unnecessary mansplaining] I know what the photo is - my point was: I also found the photo misleading. The post implies it has something...Jump to post
You are really obsessed with UA and the A321, it is up there with your AC and cargo container fascination. Maybe UA told Boeing that during their uncomfortable golf game a week before they ordered 100 737-10s when they were about to cancel all their 737-9s? United ordered 100 737-9 and they ordered...Jump to post
Modifying the wing seem the best, but most expensive and time consuming way to get to higher payload-range. Maybe staying away from the inner wing, wingbox, engines, landing gear might be an option if a limited payload-range upgrade is enough. An advanced outer wing profile and materials, could imp...Jump to post
True, however someone who needs A320 capacity but not the range now has to buy an overbuilt plane. With the A220-500 that would change. This. 1,000 times this. Especially the capacity and overbuilt parts. Well established airlines are under no illusion....they are under extreme competitive pressure...Jump to post