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by Slug71
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Fed Up With Zodiac Forms Seat Making Venture
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Boeing, Fed Up With Zodiac Forms Seat Making Venture

Hopefully Zodiac will do better under SAFRAN.

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 5168

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

frigatebird wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
I also feel EY will need to do some adjusting to their A350 and 788 orders, a lot of aircraft coming in...

Agreed, way too many aircraft on order. Deferrals/cancellations are unavoidable IMO.


Yup. Can probably add the 777X to that too.

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

You mean they want to do a 787MAX already? No. To my knowledge, EK has not yet chosen a engine supplier for their 787s. The problem imho is that there is no engine available that would be worth the effort, as the A380 engines are more modern than the A330CEO engines, so that the gap to the 787/A330...

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

seahawk wrote:
You mean they want to do a 787MAX already?


No. To my knowledge, EK has not yet chosen a engine supplier for their 787s.

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

RR isn't doing particularly well financially - so all programmes need to be commercially viable. There are less than 150 A380s with Trent 900 engines - that makes further PIPs extremely expensive. Unless Airbus (and EK) can give RR some clarity with regards to future sales, how can RR justify devel...

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

That might be your opinion of it, but to me EK snubbed RR recently when they intimated they might be prepared to go back to Engine Alliance for their next order. Rolls Royce had been working hard to re-secure Emirates as a client, and Tim Clark had stated that their future purchases would all be RR...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I think the main error is that Airbus didnt forecast the markets correctly ..... - Passengers want direct flights from point to point and no the old wheel and spoke model airbus thought would still work - flight frequency is wanted .... and not less flights with a bigger plane - Still uses too much...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The 779 will burn 4.8 cents of fuel per passenger seat mile versus the A388's 5.5 cents of fuel (yes, higher than the 777-300ER's 5.2 cents). Or, the 779 will have a 13% lower fuel cost per seat versus today's A388. Emirates has been demanding a 10% fuel burn improvement. The A380 saves money elsew...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Since the USA is not the center of the universe and no USA carrier has bought the A380 why should their airports which are not government owned be accused of nationalism if they don't build un-needed facilities to accommodate the A380, after all, Airbus is on record stating that any airport that ca...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Why is China not ordering more? I mean they have the traffic to fill it the airports to handle it and the money to buy it. So why not? The A380 is not suited for short-haul. If Airbus does decide to give the A380 a mid-life upgrade, a SR version with lower MTOW and smaller fuel tanks will hopefully...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

"And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks" => The A359 is replacing A346. The A35K would be better replacing the 744. But we are in agrement. I thought the A359s were only partially replacing the A346 with the 779 replacing the rest and the 744s? Yes that is the current plan. Even if ...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Or convert into 787 -9 and -10 to replace 17 A343 then some of the 19 A333. But the 779 is close to the 748 as a replacement. Not the capacity of an A380 so. Their 748s and A380s have plenty of mileage left in them. It wouldn't surprise me if at least part of the order is converted to 787s though. ...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

I'd imagine LH will still take delivery of the 779s. They need to replace the 744s, and eventually the 748s and A380s. The 779 is the perfect bird to replace those Jumbo's. In addition, they already came out with a new business class seat that will debut on the 779. Probably, else there'd be penalt...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

G'day But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779 By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected ...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6962

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

While not "aviation grade", this article has a good summary of the current technologies being explored for future batteries. https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air.amphtml A lot of advancement coming...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

Yeh I think it'll be hard getting a early release not being even half way through you commitment. I would definitely begin the leg work though. If there are any particular States you don't want to live in or you don't want to be stationed overseas, I'd probably lean more toward the Guard. If you don...

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by Slug71
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger” Yo...

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by Slug71
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

How long was your commitment? You could try for a early release. I'm guessing the more you have in, the better your chances. Reserve or Guard might be a better option too.
What are you wanting to fly?

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 97
Views: 25826

Re: Stranded Russian Jets in Mexican Hangars Haunt Troubled Airline

Yup. And their fighters. Was really hoping the JV with SAFRAN would be a positive step forward. If the rumors are to be believed, Safran is the reason for the SSJ maintenance issues - ie, they are not manufacturing necessary replacement parts due to some arcane business reasons, and my understandin...

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6962

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Batteries are not an ideal source of power in an airplane. Where weight is a major contributor to cost. Energy density is not there. Not sure if it ever will given we have had 100 years of battery advancement and density has barely advanced over that time. Battery technology has vastly improved ove...

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6962

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

I'm sure it will happen at some point. But that some point is still a very long ways away. I would think that at least the APU would still have to run on fuel though.
I think a quad (possibly VLA) with 2 electric hybrids may come first. But even that would still be a long ways away.

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 97
Views: 25826

Re: Stranded Russian Jets in Mexican Hangars Haunt Troubled Airline

Maintenance has always been what's plagued Russian airliners, hasn't it? I hoped to see the trend die with the SSJ, but I guess the theme still stands. Hopefully Sukhoi can assist in getting this resolved soon. Yup. And their fighters. Was really hoping the JV with SAFRAN would be a positive step f...

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 544
Views: 78140

Re: A400M Update

https://twitter.com/AirbusDefence/statu ... 1794332672
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First A400M delivery of 2018, for the Luftwaffe.

https://twitter.com/AirbusDefence/statu ... 1794332672

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34281

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I too have to question the 778 order. I like the type, but I think EY needs to cut their order. But to what? 779s or 787s? Lightsaber I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking to downsize their 777X order. They should scrap the 777X order altogether. Too many aircraft on order. The 778 is too nic...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16561

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

And just how do you expect to stick A350 windows into an A330 cockpit structure?!? While I admittedly know nothing when it comes to these things, It doesn't seem like a major change. Not trying to rag on you, but you have to realise that different size/shape/number of window panels means a very dif...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34281

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I wonder where this leaves their order for 778. EY made terrible decisions but I always feel that, among the ME3, they are the least likely to allow pride, face and ego stop them from admitting their plans did not work and attempting to correct things. Some of you might disagree but that is how I s...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

I don't see how SAA is going to acquire anything anytime soon. Agreed unfortunately. They could certainly use them. LH still has the 779 on order, however they've operated jets of similar size together before. Agreed AI is a no go. But everything else sounds plausible. -Rowen And it's rumoured that...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

Hi, my name is Michael. I am currently serving as an Army officer, and I am looking at possibly transferring to the Air Force to be a pilot once my commitment is over. I currently have a PPL, and I will be 29 when my contract is over. I attended West Point and graduated with a 3.0 in defense and st...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16561

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

I wonder why Airbus didn't use the A350's curved cockpit windows? Is there no aero benefit to them(which would seem odd)? I know a number of years ago, they were significantly more expensive. But today? And just how do you expect to stick A350 windows into an A330 cockpit structure?!? While I admit...

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16561

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

I wonder why Airbus didn't use the A350's curved cockpit windows? Is there no aero benefit to them(which would seem odd)? I know a number of years ago, they were significantly more expensive. But today? Wouldn't increasing the production rate of the A350's windows lower cost? Because it is the A330...

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16561

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Will the Belugas receive this adorable livery? https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/beluga/belugaxl/BelugaXL.jpg?wid=1196&fit=fit,1 I wonder why Airbus didn't use the A350's curved cockpit windows? Is there no aero benefit to them(whi...

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)

It was a term made up by the then Chairman of Goldman Sachs. Since then, they have become a lot more than just a "term". They absolutely share interests. They have set up the New Development Bank and BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA). And poured Billions into them. They are also ...

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)

Please tell me you're joking because otherwise this post will go to posterity as one of the most idiots of the decade. You must be Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy 2! I'm not joking and entitled to my own opinion. If you want to come out swinging with personal insults and then have no constructiv...

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by Slug71
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)
Replies: 33
Views: 3234

Re: Boeing marketing F-18 E/F as Ski Jump capable (India naval bid)

I'm still surprised there is no interest in the FC-31. Uses the same engines as the Migs and they could probably use the same electronics as the FGFA will have. Another thing that surprises me, is that India, Russia and China are all developing carriers at the moment. You'd think that them all bein...

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Trent 900 = 116" Fan, 75k-84 k lbf. Trent 1000(/7000) = 112" fan, 64k - 74.4k lbf (68k-72k) Trent XWB = 118", 84k - 97k (75k - 100k+) lbf So both the Trent 7000 and XWB applied to the A330NEO and A350 aren't suitable for the A380 without a change to the thrust level it requires. But ...

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by Slug71
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Trent 900 = 116" Fan, 75k-84 k lbf. Trent 1000(/7000) = 112" fan, 64k - 74.4k lbf (68k-72k) Trent XWB = 118", 84k - 97k (75k - 100k+) lbf So both the Trent 7000 and XWB applied to the A330NEO and A350 aren't suitable for the A380 without a change to the thrust level it requires. But ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

For a A380NEO the Trent7000's are not a option. The current A380 or a stretch require Trent XWB engines with reduced thrust rating (the XWB-75/-79). I don't think there is a large difference between the Trent 900 pip2 (or whatever the latest version is named) and Trent XWB. If Airbus could redevelo...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

If an aircraft needs to be "saved" within ten years of its introduction into service, the answer should be why save it? Because if air travel does double by the mid-2030s as expected, it will be needed. It is much cheaper and less risky to keep it around at a low rate production and give ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It sounds like you are starting from the position of saving the A-380 and working backwards. The better approach is to go with aircraft that meet your needs and that would be twins, 787's A-350's, etc. The A-380 was built and marketed on a flawed premise, mega-hub to mega hub. If it were not flawed...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I'm curious for those who say that a simple stretch of the a380 (without a new wing or engine) is too expensive, doesn't the 747-8 prove the opposite? The 748 was launched with an expectation of probably only selling at best 100-200 planes. Granted Boeing didn't view it as a blockbuster like the 78...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I'm curious for those who say that a simple stretch of the a380 (without a new wing or engine) is too expensive, doesn't the 747-8 prove the opposite? The 748 was launched with an expectation of probably only selling at best 100-200 planes. Granted Boeing didn't view it as a blockbuster like the 78...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard
Replies: 16
Views: 3687

Re: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard

Bringing an aircraft the size of a C-2 up, intact, from 18500 feet... Impressive if they can pull it off. How intact was the aircraft following the ditching? I'm not surprised the Navy is going for salvage. Given the limited C-2 fleet size and the importance of the C-2 to US carrier operations, the...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

First time poster here so take it easy lol. Im curious...having seen the chaos that happened at JFK over the recent storm and all the congestion with so many planes, doesn't it demonstrate that airports are at capacity thus making the case for larger airplanes down the road. It takes much longer to...

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by Slug71
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

If a bullfrog had wings he would not bump his butt so much. Boeing is a lot closer to meeting its sales projections; the A-380 is not. But for Emirates, the program would be dead. Even if the parameters change, the A-380 was designed to fly from one mega hub to another mega hub and there are not th...

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by Slug71
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I remember that somewhere around the beginning of the decade, most A380 operators used to send their A380's to NRT. AF, LH, etc used to operate A380's as well. But then came the big one in Fukushima which caused a temporary traffic drop and also the new runway at HND. Then the ME3 started operating...

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by Slug71
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I do not know if Boeing is making money on each delivered 747-8, but I guess most of the initial investment has been paid off. In my comment I was only restating what has been said by Airbus that the breakeven (from per unit production cost perspective) was secured at 25 aircraft per year. So, a fo...

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by Slug71
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Re: bigjku in comment #273 If I understand well the comment #273 then the A380 is still at the bottom of the "hole" and the slope became slightly positive in 2015 when Airbus said the program "breakeven" on per unit basis. The deliveries in 2015 was 27 units. I have to conclude ...

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by Slug71
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What can we expect as production rate for 777x? Does anyone still beieve in 10 per month? I would think thats unlikely. That would be less than 3 years production with current orders. There are also rumours that LH is looking to downsize their order and I would not be surprised if there are others ...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Their current plan is much better than that. Regional - 787-10 Medium Haul (Thick) - A380 Medium Haul (Thin) - 787-10 Long Haul (Thick) - A380 Long Haul (Thin) - 777-9 Ultra Long Haul - 777-8. Better in what sense? STC's own statements 787-10 suits 83% of our missions = Current fleet is good for 17...

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by Slug71
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81494

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Jayafe wrote:
If looks mean sales for that people...


Looks doesn't earn an airline money. Numbers do. Airlines are not going to spend millions of dollars on looks when it is costing them millions at the same time. Now that could be different if there is a big aerodynamic improvement.

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