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by Newbiepilot
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Perhaps the 777x can fulfill the ultra long haul while also having enough payload to carry more freight SYD-LAX. The 777-8 should be able to carry maximum structural payload, or close to it, on Australia East Coast-US West Coast routes. If that were important to Qantas, though, you would have thoug...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

As a boss I'm not blind either. If it's a weak story, it is. You will know then that companies have corporate accounts with airlines or agents and rarely pay the quoted figures you see on the airline’s website or google flights. Off topic :wink2: Still the value / pricing can differ and every trip ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Service ceiling must include a certification factor, rather than a physical limitation. The ACJ versions of the A320 family have 41.000 feet service ceiling at the same MTOW. So I assume that you assume wrong. What does "Service ceiling must include a certification factor," mean? What cer...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 45
Views: 9828

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

Many airlines actually carry a credit card in the flight deck for emergencies. For example they will have a shell branded credit card if the pilots have to buy fuel if they divert to a station with no fuel contract. I have never heard of an airline carrying cash. I also am confused about needing cas...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Taking your observation "737NG wing flies higher than the A320" on face value would create an even stronger indicator that the A320 wing is superior to the NG "shows signs of supercritial design" wing.( cite NASA) :-) i.e. having to fly in a denser more draggy environment and st...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Perhaps the 777x can fulfill the ultra long haul while also having enough payload to carry more freight SYD-LAX. The 777-8 should be able to carry maximum structural payload, or close to it, on Australia East Coast-US West Coast routes. If that were important to Qantas, though, you would have thoug...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

For going direct LHR-PER you pay $3000 extra, to avoid a stop in SIN, DXB or BKK, for a business class seat. https://www.google.nl/flights?lite=0#flt=/m/04jpl.PER.2018-12-06*PER./m/04jpl.2018-12-10;c:EUR;e:1;sc:b;sd:1;t:f I would plan an extra holiday for that money. Not reduce my travel time from ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Don’t forget the 737NG wing flies higher than the A320. It is hard to say what more advanced means just like it is hard to say what the first supercritical wing is since the designs have been evolving and improving aerodynamically Taking your observation "737NG wing flies higher than the A320&...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

I may be naive, but I tend to believe what the airline executives say. Then better be flexible, ready to adjust all the time. :duck: They tend to change their minds, and communicate what helps them short term, keeping their longer term strategy under the table. E.g. the airline executive in questio...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Time is money, hence why direct will always be more expensive. You can recover the $3000 back but not the time. Also, majority of business class passengers are not the ones paying for their seat. As a boss I'm not blind either. If it's a weak story, it is. I hate using generalities, but it is well ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 99
Views: 17068

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

What percentage of the business / flights is SYD/MEL - LHR for QF? At what margins (competing with ME3, SQ and CX)? Passengers form Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brisbane, Adelaide or Auckland will make 1 stop anyway. Anyway 1 stop offers superior flexibility, departure time options and price. Al...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeju Air announces order for up to 50 737 MAX airplanes
Replies: 16
Views: 3484

Re: Jeju Air eyes order for 50 narrowbody aircraft

And it's official. 40 737MAX-8 + 10 options https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jejuair-boeing/south-koreas-jeju-air-orders-40-boeing-planes-worth-4-4-billion-idUSKCN1NP081 That doubles the size of the airline. Thanks for sharing I wonder if Jin Air, Jeju Air or Easterjet will soon follow with a big...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 43
Views: 5240

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

Wow, 3127 nautical miles and two competing airlines using the 737-8

I think this tells us business class demand or yields isn’t that high to justify lie flat seats, but there are some decent economy class yields.

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I didn’t say either the 737 or A320 are better for longer sectors. As a reminder, you suggested it right here: Hundreds of pounds add up and helps explain why these airplanes perform differently. When we look at operations, Delta and Alaska prefer the 737-900ER over the A321 on transcons, and we ha...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

You need to heed your own advice before jumping on others. None of this actually has anything to do with weight and/or fuel burn but the respective fuel capacities. An ng/max can carry 2000kg additional fuel over a stock 320/321. That's 45min or so of additional endurance. I am not the one posting ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Exactly the airframes are differently optimized, one is lighter and has a narrower fuselage and the other has better aerodynamics and as there is less room for aerodynamic improvements on the fuselage, it has to be the wings. You seem to try to negate the laws of physics. Regarding the engines, the...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Hundreds of pounds add up and helps explain why these airplanes perform differently. When we look at operations, Delta and Alaska prefer the 737-900ER over the A321 on transcons, and we have 4 737MAX operators flying Transatlantic compared to just 1 A321neo operators. My point is both 737MAX and A3...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

It is simple and the only explanation. We agree that the 737 is lighter, that was one of my premises. So we do not need a list of why the 737 is lighter. The 737 has a narrower fuselage, the next premises. To show a fuel burn advantage Boeing has to go for a comparison for short distances, where th...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

We can discuss the wing on the A321 quite a while. There is no question, that Airbus could do a better wing for the longer range part of the A321 envelope. But with a look at the competition, Airbus seems to able to compete. The competition is the 737. The 737 is slightly lighter than the A320 fami...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

We can discuss the wing on the A321 quite a while. There is no question, that Airbus could do a better wing for the longer range part of the A321 envelope. But with a look at the competition, Airbus seems to able to compete. The competition is the 737. The 737 is slightly lighter than the A320 fami...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

I don't think a new wing on an A320 will give him a big advantage Most of A320s routes are about 3 hours of flight in Europe, maybe more in the US But two new engines are good enough for now Maybe the A321LR can take advantage of a new wing on longer routes? BLADE A340 is making a lot of flight hou...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Innovation rate has peaked. Not advance and maturity. If you look at supercritical wing design ( whatever name you use ) the theoretical background was done in the 40ties. The 50/60ties saw its communicated reinvention in the US. you still see detail advances but they are small, incremental not lar...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

we’ve been in a waiting game since 1988. Did engine innovation also stop in 1988? What about navigation systems? Hard to know if re-winging is worth it until you know what performance/weight improvements might be possible. What changes or new technologies one could put into a hypothetical new wing ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

In other words - we've peaked 30 years ago... :worried: Innovation rate has peaked. Not advance and maturity. If you look at supercritical wing design ( whatever name you use ) the theoretical background was done in the 40ties. The 50/60ties saw its communicated reinvention in the US. you still see...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

In other words - we've peaked 30 years ago... :worried: Innovation rate has peaked. Not advance and maturity. If you look at supercritical wing design ( whatever name you use ) the theoretical background was done in the 40ties. The 50/60ties saw its communicated reinvention in the US. you still see...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

A320 and A330/340 wings are consecutive strongly related uncompromised designs. NG wing is newer but apparently a rather compromised upgrade from the Jurassic/Classic I suggest checking the facts before you make statements like that. The A330 wing has a wingbox designed for the higher weight 275t A...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

1989worstyear wrote:

The wing hasn't changed in 30 years, as of this month.


Incorrect. Airbus changed the wing by adding double slotted flaps when they developed the A321. The A320 and A321 wings are not the same.

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12989

Re: Rewinged a320 family

Wing structure is more complex and challenging to design than fuselage stretches. I think people are underestimating the complexity with aerodynamic analysis, resizing flight controls and manufacturing complexity. Fuselage stretches are simple and easy compared to redesigning the wing. There is a re...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think 5,000nm would be the maximum. What we need to look at is Passengers capacity. Can it be efficient enough for 160-180 passengers on 6,000nm flights? Probably not. I think maximum flight time allowed for crews is a big factor to consider too. 4700nm is LAX-NRT or LAX-LHR. I do wonder how many...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think the fixation on TATL is misleading. For an airline like Lufthansa the an A321 with 4300nm effective range does a lot more than opening TATL routes. From FRA it opens the northern 2/3rd of Africa, the western 2/3rd of China and all of India. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4300nm%40FRA&MS=w...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 38247

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

A reasonable factual discussion, with some knowledgeable inputs, thnx! In the original article on Leeham, people question how the FAA approval of the MCAS and related pilot training has been realized. https://seeklogo.com/images/F/Federal_Aviation_Administration-logo-D5C8AB5B46-seeklogo.com.png Our...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27625

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

It is good to have a clearer understanding of what the A321XLR is. I’m impressed they can get the MTOW to 100t by just strengthening existing structure. This will be a good option for some airlines. The A321LR just with fewer or no ACT will become the standard and the XLR the long range. You take to...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR
Replies: 29
Views: 6650

Re: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR

Note that AA and Aer Lingus also have lie-flat business class on A321/A321LRs, so it's not just a B6 thing. You missed the point entirely or I didn't make it clear. TP is installing the same exact hard product as B6 which is very unusual. Most airlines operating narrowbodies with lie-flat have a 2-...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK
Replies: 19
Views: 2576

Re: B6 Adds LGA/HPN-ACK

They are really stretching those HPN/LGA slots. Also JFK is up to 5 daily from OAG thread. B6 ACK-JFK JUN 0.8>3[3] JUL 0>5[4] AUG 0>5[4] I'm sure they will do well on these new flights. There is basically unlimited demand from New York in summer time. Those ACK flights in summer time really print m...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20178

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

To be honest, based on numbers, west bound during winter, with the soecified 344 seats, I don't see more than a few LD3's at most being available for cargo on AMS-SFO. Nothing "decent". If you do not agree, please tell go a bit further than "KLM knows what it is doing". It's sim...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 14967

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

What are the repercussions of such an incident? Does DL get to bill JL or the airport for damages, depending who's at fault? Does filing a claim increase the risk of higher premiums in the future for a carrier? What are some known industry related deductibles like? Just wondering... Insurance deduc...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20178

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

I am going to go out on a limb and say that KLM knows what they have with the 787-10 far better than any pissing contest that develops in these threads. Which usually turns into a number of people insinuating that the A350 easily beats the B787 across the board and every airline that ordered the 78...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

How do you judge inefficience? I assume that the degree of automation is higher at Airbus. Boeing uses at least one moving line. Airbus uses stations, the frames move in steps, about 2 minuts 30 seconds for all frames to move to the next station. Why do you assume Airbus uses more automation than B...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

Perhaps you take out your calculator. TLS 2 lines rate 8 each together 16 XFW 3 + 1 new line. 3 * 8 = 24 and the fourth line ramping up to 10 next year makes 34 TSN 1 line rate 4 BFM 1 line rate 4 ramping up to 6 next year. 16 + 34 + 4 + 6 = 60 all together on the 8 lines You can not compare the li...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20178

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

AMS is a big cargo destination and KLM carries a significant amount of cargo across its network. The 787-10 can carry almost as much volume as a 777-300ER so i would expect KLM to be taking advantage of it as they retire 747 combis. The people telling us the 787-10 is short in range are usually the ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance getting cheaper
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: Aircraft maintenance getting cheaper

Reliability and maintenace cost are not inherently interconnected. You could have a frame with high maintance cost and high realibility and a frame with low maintanace cost and high reliability and so on. The maintenace of a newer A320 is lower than on an older one, not only because of age, but als...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

Don’t mix up ACF and LR. You can get an ACF without it being an LR. The first featuring both options is the Arkia frame due to be delivered in the next days. Several ACF frames were already delivered. And because the ACF has nothing to do with the LR fuel system modifications I see no other relatio...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Once again program accounting for cost, has absolut nothing to do with R&D. R&D cost are booked in the year they okkur. Program accounting for cost, defers early production cost/losses beginning with the first frame that is delivered. So you agree that program accounting has no bearing on t...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

To add, the first ACF/LR has not yet been delivered and has just been certified. The May deliveries were good old normal A321neo with the four doors and the current slow deliveries are also normal A321neo. Those birds are nor afected by problems with the ACF version. Don’t mix up ACF and LR. You ca...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

i mean, as it comes to manufacturing issues, this is about as good of a problem to have From the Reuter’s article that I quoted, the problem is not with capacity. The problem is with quality and issues actually building the planes that had been masked by engine delays. That isn’t a good problem to ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

I don’t see how IndiGo changing future deliveries from A320s to A321s is causing Airbus to risk missing their production target this year. That seems like it is spinning the narrative a bit. It is absolut nonsens to talk about, that higher rates of A321 woul be problematic for the current setup of t...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

i mean, as it comes to manufacturing issues, this is about as good of a problem to have From the Reuter’s article that I quoted, the problem is not with capacity. The problem is with quality and issues actually building the planes that had been masked by engine delays. That isn’t a good problem to ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6257

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

It is absolut nonsens to talk about, that higher rates of A321 woul be problematic for the current setup of the different FAL. There are two in TLS, BFM and TSN one each and XFW four. All FAL are built for rate 8, except the newest one in XFW will be able to do 10. TSN and BFM are curently run at 4...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance getting cheaper
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: Aircraft maintenance getting cheaper

100% agree that maintenance is getting cheaper. Planes are more reliable and also predict what is going to fail. I’m surprised the conversation is mostly about A350s and 787s. Those planes are great for troubleshooting, but still don’t have the highest dispatch reliability. The planes that are by fa...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19

I always wanted to know why BKK attracts so many African careers. I know ET flights to ADD tend to be fully booked. Does Thailand have strong business ties with Africa? What is the demography of those flights? Thank you! The leisure market is strong. The low hotel costs and liberal visa requirement...

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