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by Eyad89
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 129
Views: 21594

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

But the 779 should save about 7% or so versus flying a passenger on the A359. I'm curious about the 7%. If I read the OP's post correctly Leeham say the 779 might have a 3-4% advantage. Are you basing your figure on a different analysis? 779 has 3-4% COC/seat edge over A35K per Leeham, 5-6% over A3...

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by Eyad89
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38011

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I think most of us have seen this coming, but the order is small so it wouldn’t make sense to reduce it. It’s either canceling the whole thing or simply deferring it IMO. As for A350, MSN 290 is the first frame for EY. Its parts should be arriving soon. EY has to announce pretty soon what to do with...

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by Eyad89
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67131

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

AIRBUS MAY UPDATE Summary: 1st January - 31st May 2018 Airbus: 161 Gross Orders 111 Net Orders (108 x A320, -4 x A330, -7 x A350, 14 x A380) Boeing still April numbers: Summary: 1st January - 30th April 2018 Boeing: 333 Gross Orders 268 Net Orders (171 x B737, 14 x B747, 7 x B767, 5 x B777, 71 x B7...

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by Eyad89
Sun May 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335562

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 204 (DL#10) has been delivered and flown to @ATL. Delivery #30 of 2018. Delivery #5 of May.


So, 30+ deliveries by the end of the 5th month. How's that compared to last year?

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by Eyad89
Wed May 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12010

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Part of the reason I believe it will sell well is the efficiency gained thanks to the longer wingspan enabled by folding wingtips. Lightsaber I do enjoy your posts. I find great insights in them. But I do wonder about this statement. A350 has a wingspan that is longer than 787 by 8%. That did not s...

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by Eyad89
Sun May 13, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29347

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

We can't use the "they can't get out of the contract, the penalties are too big" line when we have recent proof points showing airlines can and do get out of contracts. Well, if that applies to UA, wouldn't they have canceled the order already instead of changing the order a couple of tim...

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by Eyad89
Sat May 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22026

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Trump threatened with tariffs on EU and China, EU and China retaliated with similar tarrifs on American products. US won’t punish Airbus without the EU punishing Boeing. It’s clear they won’t let Trump play his game the way he wants. Boeing can’t build its planes without European technologies either...

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by Eyad89
Wed May 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29347

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Let’s say this order goes all 787 ( most likely option), how fast can Boeing deliver all of them? Even with 14 frame/month, their backlog is huge, and an order of 50 planes isn’t small.

I guess the only way for A339 to win this is because it can be delivered sooner.

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by Eyad89
Tue May 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 143
Views: 4713

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

MSPNWA wrote:

but his/her actions are much closer to your political values and improve your life and country. Who do you support and vote for?


I am serious, do you really think Trump improved your life and your country? I am dead serious, and what are those political values that you and Trump share?

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by Eyad89
Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22489

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

President Trump is withdrawing from the Iran deal, whilst the other parties have not. The President has also given 90 days notice of exceedingly strong sanctions being imposed to any firm who fails to comply. This will put these sanctions on Russian firms, Chinese firms and all others including Eur...

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by Eyad89
Tue May 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22489

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

France, the UK and Germany said they will keep on abiding by the contract and that it's business as usual. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeings-8-billion-iran-deal-always-uncertain-is-now-effectively-dead/ says: U.S. sanctions will probably also bar further deliveries of A...

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by Eyad89
Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Ok. So the first link doesn't say the area. You didn't even calculate the area properly. I calculated the area by simply multiplying the cabin length by the cabin width. Sure, not all area is usable for seating as I pointed, but isn't cabin area for other frames calculated the same way? The second ...

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by Eyad89
Sun May 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38011

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Good lord... as always, people are now posting their favorite outcome as if we could influence the decision by the number of posts in favor of one aircraft... It’s not favorite, it’s logical. If an airline ia struggling to sell their seats or make a profit, isn’t cancelling the most expensive frame...

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by Eyad89
Sun May 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38011

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I Agree with most, 777X is the first to be canceled. It is the most expensive to operate. Airbus is lucky that they delivered all of EY A380s, otherwise, they would have been gone in a second. I am guessing both A350 and 787 will be either deferred or reduced. The order of A321 should stay intact. I...

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by Eyad89
Sun May 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Well, other frames do not use 100% of their cabin areas either. How did you get the 545 figure? Other frames don't need stairs at either end of the aircraft taking up space on both decks. How did you get your 580m2 figure? There has been so many discussions on the A380-850/900 models and not once h...

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by Eyad89
Fri May 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33480

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

lightsaber wrote:


Since the 779 will make more profit per flight, I think the A388 sales life is over.




Sorry for netpicking, but it will make more profit per seat, not per flight. A388 can still make more profil if almost full vs a full 779. :)

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by Eyad89
Fri May 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

A380 has a lot of cabin area, it is more than 580 m^2 This is technically true: The A380's UD is about as wide as the 777 at floor level. But that doesn't matter unless you're seating ants. At usable cabin height level, the UD is ~208in. The best measure of A380's cabin area is ~545m2. Well, other ...

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by Eyad89
Fri May 04, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33480

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

The link with GE that was thrown right there hints at a 787 order. I mean, he sounded as if he chose GE. With 77X, he does not get to choose.

We will see I guess.

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by Eyad89
Thu May 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 1680

Re: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

but, why? That's a huge decision. Is the demand dropping?

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by Eyad89
Thu May 03, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Back calculating the A350's payload range chart from has the A350-900 weighing 1-3T more. Well, we have two posters here who work for different A350 operators, one of them confirmed that their A350 has OEW of 135t, and the other one has it at 136t. With the recent revealed numbers for 787-10, I wou...

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by Eyad89
Thu May 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

It is always a bad sign if the manufacturer has real life performance data and yet the orders do not pick up. That is happening with the A330NEO at the moment and when Air Aisia switches to the Dreamliner, the thing is dead. Well, 787 started flying in 2009 where it started to get real life perform...

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by Eyad89
Thu May 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I expect the 787-10 to be a stand out on the graph due to it being the only true simple stretch widebody. It is very light for the cabin area which is why it has less range but also better efficiency. It could be worth providing a weighted graph taking into account range this would bring the 787-10...

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by Eyad89
Thu May 03, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

It is always a bad sign if the manufacturer has real life performance data and yet the orders do not pick up. That is happening with the A330NEO at the moment and when Air Aisia switches to the Dreamliner, the thing is dead. Well, 787 started flying in 2009 where it started to get real life perform...

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by Eyad89
Tue May 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 3707

Re: End of Korean war?

Obama.The.worst.president.ever. Well, you will be interested to see how 170 political scientists from The American Political Science Association ranked Obama as the 8th greatest president of all time, while Trump was ,of course, ranks as the worst president. Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2...

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by Eyad89
Tue May 01, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Let's agree that some customers might find A339 and A359 equally tempting, especially if A339 is offered at the right price. Their seating capacity, operating costs, and range are not that far from each other. It is nothing a cheaper A339 can't fix. If A339 is produced at a high rate and sold at a c...

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by Eyad89
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335562

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Unlike previous years, deliveries of A350 in Q1 are moving ahead quite well. Airbus seems to have learned how to do it faster now. What is the target for this year? 100?

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by Eyad89
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Unlike previous years, deliveries of A350 in Q1 are moving ahead quite well. Airbus seems to have learned how to do it faster now. What is the target for this year? 100?

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by Eyad89
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Some folks are acting as if economies of scale is the only factor that determines the cost of building two completely different products. Economies of scale says that producing 14 B787 per month costs less per unit than producing 10 B787 per month. It tells you nothing about the costs of producing 4...

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by Eyad89
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 8199

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

Unless they plan to expand into Brazil, Australia, and maybe a few destinations in Asia .. 787 might suddenly become interesting.. if it is to renew their fleet and expand the existing network the 330neo is definitly the option, I guess. If they were considering long haul routes, they would be comp...

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by Eyad89
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74411

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

I am really curious, I would like to compare the savings of simplifying the fleet types versus the paid penalties for canceling the A350 order. Sure, AA would've only gone for this step because they would be gaining financially, but is the difference between the two that much?

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by Eyad89
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22183

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

817Dreamliiner wrote:
Eyad89 wrote:
did Boeing announce the official OEW yet? I looked, but I couldn't find anything ..

The new ACAP is out. The OEW on the -10 is 135500kg.



Thanks Was that the target OEW as well?

I am surprised its OEW is the same as A350, figured it would be slightly lighter ..

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by Eyad89
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22183

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

did Boeing announce the official OEW yet? I looked, but I couldn't find anything ..

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by Eyad89
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24999

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

I really wonder how efficient the aircraft is at its extreme range. My bet is it's very good at shorter ranges compared to the 787, but at longer ranges its efficiency drops off and both the 787 and A350 will be much better. Nice to have the flexibility, but I think if you're mostly flying very lon...

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by Eyad89
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Analyst quits, Trump Propaganda the reason.
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Fox Analyst quits, Trump Propaganda the reason.

I do believe things are coming to a head. Our favorite Nikky V is complaining over the lack of a thread to laud armed officers in a school shooting. There have not been threads about: -The fact that Trump congratulated Putin on his election “victory” against the advice of his National Security Advi...

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by Eyad89
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7892

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

And now he vows to take care of all the negative trade deficit the US has with other countries. I can't help but wonder, how can he do that? To have a positive trade balance, a country has to export more than import, just like Germany. This trade deficit in the US is the result of a large country th...

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by Eyad89
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335562

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 4254503938



Is this the first frame with the new taller winglets?
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sadiqutp wrote:
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First IB A359 with new winglets emerged from assembly

https://twitter.com/A350_Production/sta ... 4254503938



Is this the first frame with the new taller winglets?

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by Eyad89
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294799

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Revelation wrote:
The reports use the term "twin-aisle" but don't explicitly say 7-abreast.


I was referring to the "equal in size to the 767". In my eye, that's the strongest evidence yet for the size of 797 so far.

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by Eyad89
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294799

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

In FG: Boeing sees 'big opportunity' in new midsize aircraft: McAllister , BCA CEO McAllister is quoted: "There is an opportunity between the single-aisle and twin-aisle [aircraft]" Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Kevin McAllister says on 1 March. "That opportunity is [fo...

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by Eyad89
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21294

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Why is Clark going in the open like this? This is so not like him. This would have been okay if it was AAB, but Tim Clark? For him to lose it like that, I think we have two possibilities: 1- He may know something that the US government is seriously reevaluating the Open Skies agreement. He may have ...

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 10569

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

So I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who argues that any gun control law would be useless, as those who might kill will find a way to get their hands on a gun somehow, and that won't stop the killing completely. I told him why don't we apply the same logic on immigration and border c...

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2586

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

wrong thread lol, please delete.

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 10569

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Greece was a great economy to live in.... until it wasn't. Venezuela was an anti-US worker's paradise.... until it wasn't. Socialism is great .... until it isn't. The countries with the highest happiness index in 2017: 1- Norway 2- Denmark 3- Iceland 4- Switzerland 5- Finland 6- Netherlands . . . ....

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 29496

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I know we are not supposed to resurrect threads but has there been any official word on how the A350's are going with Delta? Well, two months ago I posted that only 8 of the first 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT arrived on time. Out of the most recent 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT, only 1...

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by Eyad89
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3498

Re: Airbus has a high of 189% in profits in 2017

Inventories in the commercial aircraft sector increased by 2,354 million. So the stock off undelivered frames at year end 2017 was quite high even though Airbus had this delivery rush in December 2017. I guesa all those undelivered Chinese frames and engine-less A320Neos must have contributed heavi...

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 86
Views: 2335

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

So exactly why is Palestine shooting rockets and attacking soldiers with knives? Because they like them? So imagine 2000 years from now when suddenly a group of people shows up with weapons that far outclass the American army. This group claims that America is their land, and they suddenly take dow...

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by Eyad89
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10730

Re: !

As for buybacks and dividends, I would rather have the cash as an owner than have poor management invest in money losing programs like the A380, A400, 747-8 and likely the A330neo. A330neo is not losing money. With development costs of $2 Billions, and with 220 firm orders so far, Airbus has only t...

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by Eyad89
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10730

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

In a similar thread, I put a link from a Bloomberg report that explains how program accounting affected Boeing's reported profit and operation margin (can't find the link now). If Boeing booked expenses as they're incurred (like Airbus), operating profit in commercial aircraft would have been more t...

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by Eyad89
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2890

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

To anyone who has even loosely followed the Trump-Russia affair since day one, there is ample circumstantial evidence of collusion and obstruction to justify the probe. To me, the strongest evidence is how Trump reacts to anything related to the investigation, It's like he can't hide it. I mean, ju...

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by Eyad89
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine

WIederling wrote:

Did the parent engine ever get its blade out test fully done or does the GE90 still run on an FAA waver?



I must ask, how did GE get a waiver for GE90? What was that based on? and why don't other manufacturers waive their own blade tests as well?

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by Eyad89
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4154

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

An honest question here, what makes some folks here think that building a wall is more important than guns control? I am genuinely curious about what goes in that thought process.


Which one poses a greater threat on the nation in your opinion, immigration policies or gun control?

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