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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 28
Views: 2460

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

They have to wait until 4th quarter of 2019 for first delivery of the A330neo, so it will be a while before we know exactly what they plan to do.

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston v. Philadelphia
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Boston v. Philadelphia

The per capital income in Boston is 50-75% higher than that of Philadelphia. Wealth means good jobs and more international travel demand

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I can promise you that the engine burns at least 10% less, the difference is even more through climb.. Cut the bla bla and get to the point. How much more percent fuel burn does a 1% increase in weight bring. Pardon me for using a Boeing sourced chart in the LeapX vs PW GTF debate, but it illustrat...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Some freight operators typically hit max volume before weight. Others MTOW matters. FedEx, UPS, DHL and Amazon need volume since they fly individually packaged items. Conversely the heavy freight cargo airline flying pallets of cargo (like wine, electronics, machine equipment, etc) are more likely t...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Do you think all these weight variations and MTOW increases were planned, or is it a response to widen the appeal of the aircraft, in the face of poor sales. I find it difficult to see what the 330NEO is all about. For instance, if we compare a 333@235T with a 339@251T, we find the OEW has increase...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Let us now see and get away from those maybes. The Trent 7000 burns 10% less fuel, how much heavier can the A330-900 compared to a A330-300 be to have the same fuel burn? Quantify the fuel burn disadvantage due to weight. Than have in mind that the A330-900 is not 10% heavier than the A330-300 at t...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Yes I am that confident, that the A330neo will always at any time show a lower fuel burn carrying the same payload as the A330ceo. I furthermore declare that the T7000 will show an added advantage in climb compared to the T700. In all cases carrying a similar payload. You will need a software to pr...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2266

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

One problem that I have seen with groups like this is that the parents or leaders in charge are often infrequent travelers as well. They are in charge but often confused and make the situation worse. I could see confused check in staff with confused parents causing a long delay in check in

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 52
Views: 8489

Re: UA 77W and 772

Every long haul flight from SFO is over 5,000 miles. They probably are saving fuel by using their newest planes on the longer flights. ORD/IAD/EWR to Europe are shorter routes.

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This has allowed vendors to get aggressive with IP and restrict access to parts and repair options. The vendors want to force airlines to buy new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, which brings in revenue rather than let parts get repaired. They also want to protect details of the design ...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

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...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

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 ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8698

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

SEA-ANC-Asia is more likely. I could see a ULCC setting up shop in ANC. CALI, LAS, PHX, DEN, SLC, SEA, PDX those are big markets to Asia. People want ULCC even on longer routes, they say they don't but that is what people book. What Iceland is to Europe ANC could be to Asia. A big problem is that t...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8698

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

United was able to use the 777-200A on SEA-NRT, which is 4100nm. I believe there were weight restrictions if they tried to use it on NRT-SFO, which is 4400nm. I bring this up since that plane has 5200nm of range and still struggled on transpacific crossings.

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6837

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

The thing is is the cat was defined as an emotional support animal, which is covered under ADA. If the passenger with the cat was denied boarding could probably easily file a lawsuit under these terms if boarding was denied. The person in the wrong is the girl and mother who didn’t tell the airline...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

797s. But before that 321s seem destined to take over most transcon with Delta, American, Jetblue, Spirit, HA, AS. Definitely on the small site. But it's availability, low CASM and flexibility compensate a lot. If you are going to say A321s, you should not omit 739s that do and will do that for DL/...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 702
Views: 90619

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Isn't it standard military procedure that for certain inherently hazardous items it takes two persons to authorize activation. I imagine Boeing/Airbus/airlines are looking into this currently. Waking up a sleeping plane would be the obvious point. And the previous mentioned parties will know how th...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 702
Views: 90619

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do companies have the ability to send commands to a particular planes auto-pilot? (and apologies for being one of those who registers due to a particular incident, huge amateur aviation nut and intend to stick around :)) No fortunately, we have ACARS and datalink but that’s just the ability to rece...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it really impossible that Airbus save MRJ programme?
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Is it really impossible that Airbus save MRJ programme?

There are already contracts in place for Boeing to support the MRJ. The Embraer partnership is still being developed. This is an interesting situation. Two competitors are now linked through Boeing

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

Alaska has already announced it is shifting to 739s on transcons. Alaska could learn a thing or two from United which in years past attempted to fly 739ERs on transcend routes from the Northeast and New England. During the summer time it wasn't a problem however during the winter UA was forced to l...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Show me the point, with numbers, were a A330ceo will not show a higher fuel burn than the A330neo. The block fuel burn on a A330ceo will always be lower, independent of the distance. You are so confident that the A330neo is always more efficient at any stage length (including taxi, I am guessing) I...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 702
Views: 90619

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

PDX is picking up diversions.

Volaris from GDL
Delta from SMF
Delta from SLC

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

No, but given that the development cost was predicted to be between 1 and 2 billion euro, and the delays probably mean the cost is at the upper end of the range, if we assume 500 sales (more than double the backlog at present), Airbus still needs to allow around $5 million per frame to cover its ow...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14136

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Why is no one talking about the NMA? It is designed exactly for the routes where UA uses its domestic 777s. Availability also matches when those planes will be due for retirement.

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14136

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Domestic 777 replacements will probably be the newer 77Es shifted from international as A350s start coming in bulk. I don’t see UA ordering new build domestic widebodies. I could see UA ordering has the 2-Class 220 seat NMA for smaller Transatlantic markets and the larger 2-Class 270 seat NMA for d...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 5000

Re: 737 Production Delays

two comments one historical the other current 1) when I first went to work for Boeing they were having a problem getting 707's out the door complete, the solution was to throw people at the problem that was actually a parts shortage problem. So what one saw was lines of mechanics with a part and to...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

Madison may not be the best example, but SFO and SEA are significant hubs for AS and UA. AS connects people in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. UA connects to a transpacific hub. LAX is a fragmented market. No airline has more than about 20-25% market share. The competition is fueled by O/D since n...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62987

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

So many good (and interesting) posts in this thread. My thoughts: When you are at the extremes of the performance envelope, by definition we aren't talking about a lot of frames. It is clear that both manufactures have plenty of options and neither seems willing to commit.....yet. One final (wild) ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62987

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

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...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

No A shrink of the MoM / NMA / 797 would come as a surprise only for those exclusively listening to Boeing. The lower part of the medium segment is the biggest one and the 737-9/10 keeps being pushed around the room. Slot availability, agressive pricing and fleet commonality won't last as selling p...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

This reminds me of New Zealand where only planes with over 90 seats have security screening. Up until 9/11, there was no security screening for domestic flights

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2925

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Damage tolerant designs assume all the part will eventually crack and fail. The goal of the design is to have it crack and fail after its useful life and have enough inspections to ensure no cracks propagate during the expected life. Beyond the limit of validity, there is no engineering to determine...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15178

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

I got the idea from somewhere that 744s that are still in service required to have an inerting system fitted to the fuel tanks, and that one of the reasons United chose to retire their 744s when they did was to avoid the expense of making the modification on planes they always intended to keep for ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19929

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

The only reason to use program for cost accounting is to move profits around. If investors know everything anyway and nobody is confused by showing higher profits, why the hell bother about this charade? Why not use just normal accounting rules like everybody else? Why does every Boeing fan gets ri...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 253
Views: 46263

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Some interesting comments: >>David Gleave, a U.K.-based crash investigator and air safety consultant, said the absence of fatalities reflected the relatively low speed of the impact, as well as decades of work in improving aircraft design. “It’s not a miracle,” he said. “This is a design-based acci...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15745

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I believe this is only true with flights to Atlanta. Unlike almost every other hub in the country, ATL for DL has such high volumes that they have a very small percentage of regional jet flights. ATL has 80% mainline flights, which is the highest percentage of mainline for any hub of the US3. Most ...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6118

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

Out of curiosity, who bears the costs of such interruptions where the malfunctioning passenger device was the cause? Airline (insurance) or passenger or the device maker? Are you serious? Of course the airlines insurance. You think the pax is gonna buy a 737? I guess the airlines insurance could to...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I still think the MOM is going to be a true shrink of the 787, yes new wing and fuse structure but the systems architecture basically the same (smaller packs, actuators, and landing gear). It is probably the engine development that is causing the delay as CFM, GE, RR, and PW all sweating with the c...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11318

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

His topic comes up frequently. I think it is because the QF airplanes are out in an open area all day. They aren't the worst for long ground times. UA has its brand new 77W sit for 21 hours overnight in PEK. The ground time in China for UA are some of the longest in the industry waiting 18-21 hours ...

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