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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm not sure I understand all the Boeing Bashing going on here. Is it true or not, that the Governments of Canada and or Northern Ireland were subsidizing the cost of this aircraft that Delta is buying? If so, is Boeing's position any different that any other US company or industry that complains t...

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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

I don't see what Embraer has to offer for Boeing. I don't see the benefits. Embraer is doing fine, sells planes regularly and is financially stable; moreover according to Boeing the Max7 is competetive enough when everyone is playing by their rules, while Airbus is brave enough to admit the babybus ...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44880

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The reason the A330neo sticks with a bleed air system is because to do otherwise would require extensive redesign of many of the A330's systems which would require more time, more money, and result in a plane with less commonality with the Ceo. (Same reason why the 748, 777X, and 737Max have not fo...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44880

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I think many people overstress fuel consumption when comparing economics of different aircraft. I think we can assume that factory new A339 lease cost is about 200000$ lower per month than 789. If 789 fly 15 hours every day, it use about 2500 tons fuel, which cost today 1,25 million$. If A339 use 5...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44880

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

One of the reasons Airbus chose to stay with a bleed air system is lower maintenance costs. Maybe the heavier loads on generators in the 787 engines make maintenance more expensive... The reason the A330neo sticks with a bleed air system is because to do otherwise would require extensive redesign o...

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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44880

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Found it https://leehamnews.com/2014/07/15/airbus-a330-800-and-900neo-first-analysis-part-2-engines-and-maintenance-costs/ “It means that an airline ordering an A330ceo or A330neo will be offered similar prices for our Total Care maintenance including Life-Limited Parts.” This is significant as eng...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

It could be me only but unless my eyes trick me there is a massive difference between the two photos and I dont think anyone had the time to photoshop them. On the first one the remains of the engine seems connected to the pylon but on the second one the situation seems much more dire. I checked pi...

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by godsbeloved
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35274

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

So that an airline may have more seats on an A330 than a 787 (and vice-versa) is a matter of choice, not necessity. The only necessity is that you equip the 787 with a 9-abreast economy. I think it is a real shame for Boeing that the 787 only in a 9-abreast lay-out can be competitive against an A33...

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by godsbeloved
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35274

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If they can make the A330-900 within 3% fuel burn of the 787, it's a remarkable achievement considering the tremendous R&D involved with the 787. The A330neo has similar weight, the same engines and a larger wing area than the 787 so that their trip fuel burn is close is not all that surprising...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35274

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Are you suggesting a Bombardier case 2.0? I thought dumpling planes financed with publc money/tax breaks was not decent. Oh well, maybe it does only if Boeing goes with it... Dumping is selling below price. Airbus had a much, much cheaper R&D, and there are no deferred production costs they hav...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96860

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

This America first policy reminds me of my history lessons in high school... We should all know what this will bring in the long term... I'd sell my Boeing shares and buy Airbus, Embraër and Comac instead.

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3828

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

SEA-AMS/CDG for sure

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by godsbeloved
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 22155

Re: A340-300 BLADE makes first flight

I don't see this technique being applied on a commercial product just yet, since maximum velocity is around mach .70 if I am correct

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by godsbeloved
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 173
Views: 53494

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

The 346 was the Airbus attempt to polish a turd (i.e. the 340 was not a good design...so you make a derivative that is even worse). For LH the decision makes perfect sense. Why fly a 346 when you can fly a 359 with 30% or more lower operating costs? Why was the A340 not a good design? It was compro...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 39
Views: 9418

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

From retiring an aircraft type come new opportunities for revision of strategies and routes... Especially when a smaller plane is able to complement your network at lower costs...
e.g. See how B77E replaced B743 at KLM

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