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...Jump to post
First IB A359 with new winglets emerged from assembly
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Revelation wrote:The reports use the term "twin-aisle" but don't explicitly say 7-abreast.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 . . . ....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Did the parent engine ever get its blade out test fully done or does the GE90 still run on an FAA waver?
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?
And some of the finest aircraft I've ever flown have been financial disasters - the VC-10, for example. The ultimate example being Concorde - an amazing achievement, awesome aircraft to fly in, but a huge financial disaster. Very glad they did it though. I'm also not certain that any of these "...Jump to post
AA, for example, flew almost 80bn empty ASKMs in 2016 and still made a huge profit. Ok, compare 2016 numbers AA-81.5% load factor with ~402K departures. EK-75% load factor with ~187K departures. Last time AA had load factor below 80% was in 2004. And AA is not ordering planes like there is no tomor...Jump to post
The relationship is that the EK order cements the future of a less than optimal VLA, instead of allowing for an earlier replacement. It's kind of disappointing that the company that is said to always be incrementally improving its products is apparently not doing any improvements for this order. Th...Jump to post
I guess it's all up to the strategy of the new management at Airbus. The top three positions at Airbus are changing, and so should their strategies and decisions. Leahy tried to get airlines onboard with this A350-2000/8000, and Airbus went public about studying this case to only shelve the idea aft...Jump to post
A351 779X OWE 155 181 MTOW 308 351 Pax 366 414 Range 7950 7600 Pax weight36.6 41.4 MTOW-Pax 271.4 309.6 Fuel 116.4 128.6 Fuel per pax 0.318 0.311 Fuel per pax per mile @max range 4.00E-05 4.09E-05 Weights in tonnes and distance in nm. if my numbers are wrong let me know which I should change and ex...Jump to post
One B787-10ER would be a A350 killer........one B787-10 with 7500nm would be the number 1 in the widebodies world. The OEW of 787-10 isn't officially announced yet, but it should be somewhere around the OEW of A359. This means a 787-10ER would likely be heavier than A359 for about the same capacity...Jump to post
Ahhh because nobody who took part in a normal election ever fell prey to their emotions did they? It took 13 years to remove New Labour from office and the damage done will probably never be reversed fully. But it's OK, at least all those people who voted them in in 1997 were all super rational and...Jump to post
To be honest, I don't think everyone has the right to vote when it comes to referendums (unlike elections, where everyone should vote). Many people make their decisions based on emotions, why should their uncontrolled emotions determine my life? This is not democracy, democracy does not mean taking ...Jump to post
for all we know, they could fit together just as well as the A330 and 777 did; an unlikely combination that many airlines ended up choosing. Many airlines ordered both of 777 and A330 for the superior range that 777 offers. If A330 had similar range capabilities as 777 (like 787 now), then I reckon...Jump to post
More Chinese orders inbound: This might be the firming of the commitment announced last year? If the "people familiar with the matter" are correct, the deal is about A320s, A330s and A350s. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-05/airbus-is-said-to-expect-china-jet-order-during-...Jump to post
B-LRA diverted to Toronto due to snow storm in Newark. People were offloaded by buses. https://imagr.eu/up/d3sNr_DSwQCwqVAAAYr6t.jpg https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/949151268773097474 How does that work in terms of immigration laws - i.e. People have obtained VISA's etc to enter the US, but a...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:StTim wrote:I think January will be less than par - BUT it will be a few more than the one delivered in January last year.
Not really difficult to beat that single delivery of January 2017.
Since when is John Leahy a reputable source on what Boeing is doing? John Leahy is doing all he can to sell Airbus planes. This includes trying to convince airlines not to buy the NMA and dissuade Boeing from building it. Well, he at least provided a good justification why he thinks so. He pointed ...Jump to post
Value of planes sold - Boeing The true value won't be disclosed by either manufacturer. List price value is a meaningless figure. Value of planes delivered - Boeing Won't be disclosed by either manufacturer. Profitability per plane delivered - Boeing Isn't disclosed by either manufacturer. Overall ...Jump to post
I think January will be less than par - BUT it will be a few more than the one delivered in January last year. There are many more in the advanced stages of testing on the flightline. My forecast (guess) would be 6 to 7. And the delivery of the first A35K is pretty much a given as well in this mont...Jump to post
Article covers what plenty in the industry have been discussing. More and more, Airbus's stable is narrowbody only with the A330, A350 and A380 losing campaigns and ground to Boeing's offerings. Widebodies have historically provided companies with a larger profit margin. Both 737 and A320 have been...Jump to post
Does anyone know the backlog of 737max and A320neos? as far as I can make it ...... A32X NEO November total A319 - 51, A320 - 3691,A321 - 1512, Total - 5254 December orders so far Indigo partners A320 - 274, A321 - 156, Total - 430 Delta A321 - 100, Total - 100 VIVA A320 - 35, A321 - 15 , Total - 5...Jump to post
Does that bring the airbus total to around 600 planes since the Dubai air show? That must mean that they are closing on 1000 for the year, so much for this being a quiet year! It will be interesting to see what the "fifth quarter" brings, as John Leahy's swan song! If I calculated it corr...Jump to post
Iran could still get their planes even if US wouldn't export any of the Airbus parts. Couldn't they buy/lease frames registered under other airlines? Something similar to how QR took in a few LATAM A350s? I am pretty sure a few airlines or leasing companies could give away a few frames if Iran Air i...Jump to post
LOL, what? An A330 isn't the same as an A350. Even if the engines are similar, they're two totally different planes. The A350 and A330 share the same type rating. They are not 'totally different planes'. Check this: http://www.aviationtoday.com/2014/10/23/side-by-side-common-type-rating-approved-fo...Jump to post
I don't think so. It's likely AA doesn't want the fleet period. It's just too expensive to add another subfleet when there is one already established (The 787-9) that does a similar type of mission. AA is not UA. Well, AA managed to add the A320 fleet even when they had the 737, and they didn't com...Jump to post
The big question is, assuming it is true, AA only has 2 options... 1) Take the order 2) Cancel and pay the fines for doing so. There's a third option - "do a United" and order more! They would almost certainly get better terms and be able to reschedule the deliveries to replace 77Es. :scr...Jump to post
Any A321neoLR in the mix? I was thinking it could enable DL to fly to smaller UK cities.Jump to post
MSN 167 CA #1 emerged from paint and undergoes some outstanding work: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4541/38976015982_9df127057b_z.jpg Msn167 F-WZHG 12/12/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr With all it covers and seals at the doors, it looks like long time storage... any reason for that or was it th...Jump to post
And on another topic, I really wish people would let go of this notion that US airlines should only buy US aircraft. It's a 21st century, globalized world. The largest operator of the 737-800 is based in the EU, in Ireland. Is that wrong? Should FR only be flying the A320? :roll: Exactly, it puzzle...Jump to post
The A351 wont be able to fly 15-16.5 hours nonstop with a full payload no matter what Airbus tells VN. The A359 can do it for VN as can the B789 but neither will the B781 nor A351 ! Cant VN order the A359ULR and just focus its WB fleet around the A350/B787 families rather than add a 3rd variant i.e...Jump to post
It could be me, but it does seem that the rate of the NEO delivery is picking up after the announcement of resolving the P&W issues.Jump to post
So, in a few hours we will come to know who becomes a senator. I am really interested in this, this a perfect example of party loyalty vs. all other values and norms we share. And if Moore does lose, I would be really eager in reading some tweets from that clown who happens to be sitting in the oval.Jump to post
Just wondering, since VN took in some of the first A359s, does anyone know their OEW?Jump to post
RJMAZ, I do appreciate all the calculations and efforts you have put into this topic thus far, as they are detailed and well written, but I still disagree with some of your points. So I plotted the aircraft numbers. As we can see there is a consistent link between the range of the aircraft and the e...Jump to post