What would the 787 offer that the A330neo would not? Nothing. Both would be configured at 9-abreast so there would be virtually no CASM advantage for the 787. Air Asia X is an LCC so customer comfort is secondary. Heck so called traditional carriers are flying 9-abreast 787's and 10-abreast 777's wh...Jump to post
IF you can fill it, it’s a money maker up to 10hrs or so....beyond that it in EK service it merely covers costs, as been confirmed numerous times to me, and it’s why there are more 777s than 380s in service at EK and across the planet. "If you can fill it" is a red herring that applies eq...Jump to post
And yet Singapore Airlines and SCOOT can fit 18" seats into their 787s at 3x3x3 despite Boeing's villainy... :scratchchin: Non sequitur. What is the armrest width? What is the aisle width? Something always gives when you travel with Boeing comfort standards. Mind you I never had any problems f...Jump to post
And depending on the size of these new engines, the optimum diameter might be greater than what the A321's clearance can handle. It would be somewhat ironic / karmic if Airbus finds themselves in the same position with GTF2 and UF with what Boeing found themselves with GTF1 and LEAP-X. I think Airb...Jump to post
Congrats to AA and Boeing. The A330Neo is a bust. Airbus should cut their losses while ahead. Is Boeing selling its aircraft at a loss to make sales? :box: :praise: :stirthepot: Well apparently Boeing made HA an offer Airbus would not be willing to compete on anymore. Don't know if that's the case ...Jump to post
The last two paragraphs of the article imply that the -800neo is still in the running as 767 replacements, however unlikely that may be. Very unlikely, I imagine. Especially if NMA is also in play. In this case the price has to be low enough to compensate the cancellation fees if the A350 is being ...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:WIederling wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:
It means “sour grapes”.
It means that Boeing has sacrificed lots of revenue in trying to kill the A330NEO.
Will be interesting to see how often they are willing to do that.
As I said - sour grapes.
The plane (A330neo) is not in service. Trying to make it appear that these problems are equal to what Boeing is experiencing with the 787 is ridiculous.Jump to post
bigjku wrote:If the 787 can be priced low enough to where Airbus can’t follow with the A330neo it’s a dead duck.
DALCE wrote:My $ 0.02 is that AY will start leasing some 320/321 NEO's in combination with C-series for the thinner routes in their network.
Both types could fly direct from HEL to the likes of TFS/LPA without any payload restrictions.
[Most 600 customers were offered three options - retrospective buybacks, compensation, no cost HGW replacement. Some selected more than one. RR recently offered more attractive low use PBTH terms and pricing which might see the A340 live on a little longer for executive, government and ad hoc chart...Jump to post
Airbus tells us they now have the orders they need to keep the production line up and running for another decade when they'll finally admit that the A380 was a bad idea. Therefore there's no need for them to lose any more money then they already are losing. Your "argument" makes no sense....Jump to post
Quick, someone find Schulz and ask him if Airbus will restart the A300 line! :biggrin: I'd love to kill that one dead before we spend any more time talking about it here on a.net... Totally different circumstances as the A300 is not produced in any shape or form and presumably the tooling has been ...Jump to post
Could Finnair do something really unexpected and look seriously at the SSJ ? Note - I am aware that this would surprise everyone but just wondering if this has been ruled out yet As we are not living in the 1970's or the 80's anymore I'd give a snowball better odds at a very warm place than AY buyi...Jump to post
Was there ? because it was already a customer option on the A350 before the 77X was launched. Can to show us the source for the “swath of obvious Airbus fanboys” comment you stated ass fact ? Here you go http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1354923 Huh! That thread did not back yo...Jump to post
Would be fun to read the dimwit Said Ahmed's tweets if EK cancelled the 777X.Jump to post
Right from the beginning there is small distortion in the video due to vibrations coming from the drone. If it was a flight simulator it would obviously be absolutely stableJump to post
SomebodyInTLS wrote:Exactly. "Twins good, quads baaad" is baloney - it's about what's right for the job when you consider engines and aircraft optimised together as a system.
I never understood why Airbus made the F from -200. IMO they would have been far more successful with a freighter based on the A330-300.Jump to post
Some years ago I noticed the same with Air France, looking for a GRU-CDG flight, the most I returned to their website, more expensive the fare was. Then I cleaned the cookies of my navigator and wow! I got the old fares! Hear hear. Exactly the same experience with AF. Looked at flight and then went...Jump to post
The 777-300ER can fly almost as many passengers as 748 for similar distances with more efficiency, and the A380 can fly far more passengers with similar efficiency. You displaced "more efficiency" and "similar efficiency". It's an apples to space shuttles comparison if you put 1...Jump to post
Fantastic news for the flying public, Emirates and Airbus! Also the reaction of certain posters did not disappoint. Gotta love that this will make few heads explode also in the blogosphere.Jump to post
Jayafe wrote:Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to!
Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. If you buy one, you can expect the airframer to be there the next 20 years if you need spare-parts or service. Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts g...Jump to post
If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's. Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (a...Jump to post
It's pretty audacious of EK to demand that Airbus deliver them a plane with ~820 passenger capacity that is so efficient that they can put ~520-615 into it instead. That worked for a while but then the 77W reset the bar economically. You do realise 77W preceded the A380 and it's economics were full...Jump to post
And between October 2007 and October 2017, 654 773ER's were delivered. So what? 773ER is a lower capacity plane. One could also then argue that Airbus sold thousands of A320-series planes during the same timeframe. A smaller plane will nearly always sell better than the bigger one. Almost the only ...Jump to post
ElroyJetson wrote:The fact the 787 has outsold the A350 2:1 makes my point.
Matt6461 wrote:The whole P2P thing was just MSM-speak for the real phenomenon: market fragmentation (the term Boeing actually used).
But in the end passenger comfort boils down to how the airline chooses to configure the aircraft. If the airlines thought they'd make more money with their 787s, 777s, and A350s by not cramming in as many seats, they'd configure the seating to be less tight. Don't know if you're serious or joking w...Jump to post
~868 is a theoretical limit, an upper bound, but not reality. It's just another number that shows us where Airbus's mindset was when they designed the A380. Creating the best possible double decker they could with the tech available in 2000 that is not some crazy flying saucer form factor, no cargo...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:779X is not a better A380 at all. vice versa neither.
Buying the XWB when it was still defined as the old A350 has been a masterstroke. They got the launch discounts and as I understood from their then CEO speaking at the time the upgrade to XWB was essentially free. So they got a vastly better plane for the price of the original A350. This has been sh...Jump to post
Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about.Jump to post