It's built. Remember, >90% of the aircraft other than the engines is just an A330-200. The valves for the pneumatic system are new. The winglets are new. The engine pylons are new. Some of the interior fittings are new. The rest is just an A330-200. So the flight test program should not take too te...Jump to post
It is a fact most airline managers visit this forum and look at Twitter before buying airplanes, so that's why Airbus and Boeing are producing these slides....Jump to post
This may be a stupid question but I thought the new ACF configuration had a dual overwing exit. I didn't think this was LR related but is it? Or is it just an option for those who don't need it certified for 220/240 passengers? Thanks It does, you can see it on the aircraft but it’s not outlined be...Jump to post
I just cannot seem to understand the cobfidence with which some are dropping statements here about sales campaigns and associated conditions. It sais nothing about production costs that Boeing is selling 787's at a heavy discount. They might have altered the businesscase as to earn money from afters...Jump to post
Their current joint venture with Air France-KLM isn't over. On the contrary, it will be expanded to include another Skyteam partner, namely Xiamen Airlines
Can a purchaser dictate to Airbus where their frames are assembled to help simplify this paperwork? All A318, A319 and A321's are all built at Hamburg, no matter what the airlines would like to see. On top of that Airbus is trying to get all the American and Chinese Airlines aircrafts assembled at ...Jump to post
Every airliner was an orphan airliner once. Every n the 737 was an orphan airliner in a distant history. So let's wait and see.
With the Trump administration at the controls China might turn out as a major customer foor this model...
The A330neo program as a whole will be just fine.
Here's the optimum cruising speed for most aircraft. As you can see, there isn't a whole lot of difference between most twins. Flying at mach .80 vs. .78 is irrelevant especially when often you have to stick to stricter paths with congestion and have to fly at whatever speed the guy in front of you...Jump to post
Fabulous news for the A330neo program, and congratulations to this wet-lease operator providing 'quick lift' to carriers world wide. This commitment will likely not increase the program's order book as the frames are likely lessor-owned. However, if lessors start signing more deals like this one wi...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:godsbeloved wrote:10 x A330-900 for hiFly
Where does it say 10?
Let's see how low they can price their aircraft outside of the USA...Jump to post
https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5154893/schiphol-meldt-alle-klm-vluchten-geschrapt-storing.html (in Dutch only)
Seems like no more KLM flights for now due to power outage. KLM systems have shut down...
What the status of Alaska's 'More to Love' A321? Is it out of paint yet? Alaska just posted a photo of two A321neos in a paint hangar. Both have been painted in the More to Love livery. http://www.instagram.com/p/BfPWMvVhZKU/ I think that is a mirror, not a 2nd plane. Photoshop maybe, but definitel...Jump to post
I think to some extent the A330NEO shows the limits of what putting new engines on an airplane can do. The distances you want to fly often don’t change. But as the engines get more efficient you need less fuel. It seems to me that all the range advancement of the A330NEO isn’t necessarily a good th...Jump to post
Found myself an answer. Air Transat. Around 350 passengers, 17 inch wide seats and quite a narrow aisle. Compare that to TUI Benelux 788, 309 seats at 17,3 inch wide. Both equipped with a small economy comfort section. And I see how these LCC's can compensate the slightly higher costs for operating ...Jump to post
How many could they fit in an A330-800 with 9 abreast and what impact would that have on CASM? Exit limit on the A330-800 is 440 pax. BTW this is the exact same number than on the A330-900 (and the -200 and -300 too, for that matter). I meant how many would an airline like for example Thomas Cook f...Jump to post
I see LCC's buying A330-800. Many people have travelled around the world flying 8 abreast 767's in the past. I therefore think there will be an oppurtunity for LCC's doing longhaul to supplement legacy carriers on those missions. I believe to these carriers a 9 abreast A330-800 may be very economica...Jump to post
G'day Found this pic showing Lot's economy class seat on their new Max's on a Swiss tabloid https://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/ist-das-die-neue-economy-boeing-blamiert-sich-mit-neuer-business-klasse-id7953964.html Why on earth would anyone post a picture like this, communist era marketing maybe? Or ...Jump to post
In some aspects system architecture is outdated. I once read about wiring and computers inside 737's. The architecture, while modernized still carries with it 50 years of legacyJump to post
I have been living near AMS for all of my consious life now. I know exactly what sound theymean. But this whistling sound makes the A32X not evena bit noisier than other comparable planes....when you're neurotic the sound can be quite annoying though.Jump to post
Personally I believe KLM is leaning towards Boeing because Dutch aviation industry gets many export orders from the USA. They also deliver to Airbus and others. And what has a business decision to add a particular fleet has to do with another unrelated business which happens to be incorporated in t...Jump to post
Personally I believe KLM is leaning towards Boeing because Dutch aviation industry gets many export orders from the USA.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post