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by Taxi645
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23148

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Why invest now in a higher MTOW for the 787-10 at the expense of efficiency at high TOW (high spanwise loading) while in a few years a new engine will give you the same range when actually improving efficiency over virtually it's whole useful range bracket while the competition (A350-900) won't be b...

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by Taxi645
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34875

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any change in engine allocation expected after the lowered MAX production rate.

Airbus must've increased calculated margins on future deals.

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by Taxi645
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

This whole thread is becoming ridiculous. It's either French-bashing or Dutch-bashing. Is it possible to have a grown-up discussion? My hope is that things will eventually calm down. Both the Dutch and the French will come to their senses for the greater good of AF-KLM. Neither the Dutch or the Fre...

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by Taxi645
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

"Declaration of war", "revenge". Let us put aside primal responses for a second... This move is mainly three things: 1 A signal, a line in the sand. We are serious about our interests and we won't be fooled around with. 2 An insurance policy to make sure that agreements made dur...

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by Taxi645
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Can we get over this French vs Dutch stuff? It is so boring.

I think getting AF-KLM more competitive is a more important issue.

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

"Declaration of war", "revenge". Let us put aside primal responses for a second... This move is mainly three things: 1 A signal, a line in the sand. We are serious about our interests and we won't be fooled around with. 2 An insurance policy to make sure that agreements made duri...

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Some people don't think further than a monkey on a rock.

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16661

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

I don't think the (primary) goal is to gain a share in excess of the French, if they intervene or not.

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17470

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Dutch state announced just now that it bought 12.7% shares in AF-KLM. Intention is to eventually equal the share of the French state.

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by Taxi645
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44244

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

If the rumoured 1.5% wing improvement are improved wing end devises that improve induced drag than possibly not much thrust increase is neccessary for the increased MTOW.

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by Taxi645
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 41927

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

This suggests an order for 50 - 80 stretched A35ks would make early development viable for an "A350-1200" with EXISTING engines. That would allow the market to be tested in terms of size soon, as not all airlines want or need to wait till 2026++, and take the pressure off RR as the limiti...

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 41927

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

260T MTOW: A350-800NEO A350-900NEO 290T MTOW: A350-1000NEO 316/9T MTOW: A350-1100 Thinking a bit more about it to following might make more sense: 280T MTOW: A350-900NEO, 66.8m A350-1000NEO, 71,8m (-2m shorter than the current 1000) 316/9T MTOW: A350-1100, 77,8m (4m longer than the current 1000) Ad...

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 41927

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

260T MTOW: A350-800NEO A350-900NEO 290T MTOW: A350-1000NEO 316/9T MTOW: A350-1100 Thinking a bit more about it to following might make more sense: 280T MTOW: A350-900NEO, 66.8m A350-1000NEO, 71,8m (-2m shorter than the current 1000) 316/9T MTOW: A350-1100, 77,8m (4m longer than the current 1000) Ad...

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 41927

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Edit: the interesting thought now makes less sense when I realise that we should size everything based of the MZFW range and then let the max pax range fall out at a high level. 4600nm MZFW rage might not cut it. What components of the current 900 would be the limiting factor for the MZFW range? Is...

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17470

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

The fact of Transavia being based in Holland and perceived as Dutch is actually proof that the group AF/KL is already happily consolidating things into Holland rather than the initial thesis of this thread that which was they are hampering the growth and development of the Dutch units to cover for ...

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by Taxi645
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 41927

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Sounds like they went from "Advance (that no one wanted) --> VP ultrafan" to "utrafan without VP --> ultrafan with VP" but then on a slightly later schedule. Seems to make sense. I would be really interested to know what MTOW, thurst levels and engine diameter such an A350NEO wou...

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17470

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Don't forgot the merger did not only have a bussiness dimension but also a politcal one. It was in the day's that policians thought that differences between North and South of Europe could be easily overcome. I think the merger was decided in that optimistic political climate. We now know that hasn'...

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17470

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

A current example of how this matters: KL has money in the bank while AF/KL has a debt. On group level the logical thing to do is clear the debt with the reserves of KL. Or address what has caused the debt in the first place.... which is what happens in a well functioning company. The problem is th...

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by Taxi645
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17470

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcazar_(airline)


Seems like a better match regarding culture and work ethic.
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Would SAS been a better merger partner for KLM?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcazar_(airline)


Seems like a better match regarding culture and work ethic.

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by Taxi645
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137592

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

One possibilty: A proper NEO (not one without a solid bussiness case) would probably require engines shared with a A330 successor (please don't discuss this it has all been discussed before). However Airbus is unlikely to decide on a A330 successor before Boeing has decided on NMA. Thus the continou...

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by Taxi645
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137592

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Another possibility; Airbus is bringing in the ending of the line possibility once again to put pressure on EK to finally decide if they are willing to pay what it takes to extend the A380 production as long as required before Enders retires. This has never been a deal from heaven. With continous hi...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121375

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing probably is playing it smart. A large part of Airbus product strategy will depend on wheter or not the NMA is launched. This also influences what options Airbus has with an A380NEO for instance and therefore the bussiness case of stretching production till the second half of the next decade. ...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 19866

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

Nicely politically neutral between the Germans and the French, I'm sure the Dutch wouldn't mind being rewarded for their loyalty to the European project. I think Brexit has a strangle hold on high level Airbus strategy decisions till it is resolved. Enders strong statements are great evidence of th...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 19866

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

If Airbus is going to do a strategic review of wing development and production post Brexit, I reckon the Dutch wouldn't say no: - Still strong competence in aviation tech - logistically well placed in relation to Germany, France and the sea. - Several underused local Airports. - Still got some cred...

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by Taxi645
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39120

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Doing an A220-500 only makes sense if it makes more money for Airbus than an A320NEO. Not neccesarily true in a supply restricted situation as with the A320 series. That does not matter, as they would need to built production capability for the A220 as well. It does matter because of several reason...

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by Taxi645
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39120

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

seahawk wrote:
Doing an A220-500 only makes sense if it makes more money for Airbus than an A320NEO.


Not neccesarily true in a supply restricted situation as with the A320 series.

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by Taxi645
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39120

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Lots of if's here, not dissimilar to those facing the MRJ. One thing for operating costs to be lower than for smaller members of the A320 family, but without economies of scale, acquisition cost may not be meaningfully different. Airbus has virtually the entire current and future PW engine building...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39120

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Thanks Keesje for bundling up the discussion a bit. For Airbus it could be interesting to launch the A220-500 and A321XLR together. Both likely EIS before NMA with the A220-500 opening the A320 series slots to be able to add the XLR and giving customers a lower cost option for shorter range mission...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 242
Views: 39120

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Thanks Keesje for bundling up the discussion a bit. For Airbus it could be interesting to launch the A220-500 and A321XLR together. Both likely EIS before NMA with the A220-500 opening the A320 series slots to be able to add the XLR and giving customers a lower cost option for shorter range missions...

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8392

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

I won't be shocked if by 2025 an A220-500 is in service, production rate is 20/month and plans for more production sites outside North-America are in place.

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by Taxi645
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 6919

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Well, the latest communications from Airbus seem to indicate that they understand that economy of scale in the current narrow body market is essential and they are taking the rate increase and unit cost reduction really serious despite the fact that taking over the remainder might become more expens...

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by Taxi645
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 85511

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

7810MAX: MGTOW increase with a tail tank and 6 wheel MLGs Not necessarily a MAX per se, but enhanced versions of the family. If anything my -10MAX idea is a pretty doable -10ER. A true MAX version would have a GE9x or Ultrafan derivative for engine choices as well as my suggested enhancements above...

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by Taxi645
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

No. And here's why: 1. RR has their hands full trying to iron out problems with the engines they already have. We would be talking post 2025 EIS.... 2. A new program takes AGES to bring to market; by that time, GE/LEAP and PW will have their respective acts together, and the opportunity will have p...

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by Taxi645
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class? Probably the thing that is costing Airbus the most money right now is narrowbody engine availability and reliability. Lack of sufficient supply of reliable engines is a constrained on combined A220/A320 ramp up. Introducing an ultrafan...

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by Taxi645
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9399

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

Well sales seem to be picking up, allowing rate increases, reducing cost per unit, in turn facilitating again more sales. Seems like a positive spiral at the moment.

I'm expecting more A220 fireworks mid-term.

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by Taxi645
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32054

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

I wouldn't count on many if any orders outside EK. I do remember EK also having another 16 as option?

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by Taxi645
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Can't they just move some Freight movements/slots to Pax if required? There seems to be a lot Freight into AMS that could potentially move elsewhere (RTM, LXM, etc.)? Freight must be more "noisy" in any case as often with older planes and heavier (thus higher thrust ratings). Well, there ...

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by Taxi645
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

AMS will also adopt policy to give slots preferably to airlines using quiet and fuel efficient aircraft in order to release pressure on this politically set limit of 500.000. That might mean that longer term short term sollutions like adding for instance 777W might not be the best option. True, but...

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by Taxi645
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

AMS will also adopt policy to give slots preferably to airlines using quiet and fuel efficient aircraft in order to release pressure on this politically set limit of 500.000.

That might mean that longer term short term sollutions like adding for instance 777W might not be the best option.

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by Taxi645
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Is this thread trying to be a not so subtle A380 sales pitch?


Like frigatebirds say's, you don't have to add capacity at the top like with the A380. The bulk will come from upsizing more common models. That said, every bit helps.

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by Taxi645
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8755

AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Schiphol has reach it maximum allowed flights of 500.000 yearly. For now it can only grow by flying more passengers per flight. In Dutch: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/nieuw-passagiersrecord-schiphol-71-miljoen-reizigers-in-2018 The number of passengers grew with 3.7% t...

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by Taxi645
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?
Replies: 29
Views: 3983

Re: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?

I think that was an older article.

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by Taxi645
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9399

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

I posted something similar some time ago: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400805 Introducing a simple stretch (with a engine PIP) would be one of the few things that would makes for Airbus short term. Get the unit cost down, free up some A320 production slots in the proces (f...

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by Taxi645
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?
Replies: 29
Views: 3983

Re: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?

I expect a tighter 5.5m 8-abreast plane in stead once new engines and very high aspect ratio with with more laminar flow are mature enough towards the second half of the next decade.

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by Taxi645
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 19866

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

As said above, any healthy bussiness has a regular strategy review. You want to make sure that the facts, projections, developments, assesments, threats and opportunities etc. that were the basis or consequence of said strategy are still correct. Such a review can be caused by a significant event, b...

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by Taxi645
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 19866

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

If Airbus is going to do a strategic review of wing development and production post Brexit, I reckon the Dutch wouldn't say no: - Still strong competence in aviation tech - logistically well placed in relation to Germany, France and the sea. - Several underused local Airports. - Still got some credi...

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by Taxi645
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92975

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

I suspect though EK could on average fill an extra 50 seats. But it does explain why a stretch is unlikely in my mind. Far better to optimise the wing for the current configuration in any neo. A stretch and a new higher composite part wing are not mutually exclusive. The better the SFC of the engin...

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by Taxi645
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 47840

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

or modifications on A350-1000 with a tiny stretch of 1-2 meters with higher MTOW and newer more efficient engines to replace the old A350-1000. I wonder what range an ultrafan A350-1000, with 900 MTOW, wing and MLG would have? Would be close to 8.000Nm I reckon. With ultrafan efficiency I don't exp...

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