Is there any 748 still in the desert?
As I remember it did not a few new build 744Fs go straight to the desert? Have they found any home yet?
There is the Brexit variable to add to this... I have a sensation that IAG forced to have 51% EU ownership, problem for BA to fly to EU, in combination with London as the main financial center of EU will become one of 3 European financial centers will change the balance inside IAG dramatically the n...Jump to post
But EU asks UK for presenting the model for the exit bill being calculated from. Does UK pretend they will gain anything by going to October without showing they are serious?Jump to post
Olddog wrote:What was the cost for Davies 2 hours trip in Brussels last negotiation?
15% was of the last budget. Since that budget most east europe has grown dramatic. Ireland has grown etc. This means that many countries anyway was supposed to recieve less.Jump to post
Not sure what development costs you're refering to, everyhting todate has been paid and accounted for by Airbus, there is no deferred costs to be written off like with the 787. At the current production rate they are making a small profit on every plane they build, but the amount of profit will dec...Jump to post
There's a related commercial point. A few of our a.net friends would like to see a rework of the 789 and 78J to boost MTOW and payload/range. The current 789 isn't competitive against the 359 at the outer end of the payload/range curve and the 78J can't compete on trans-Pacific routes. But with $26...Jump to post
Delta cares about cargo. Not as much as United, but still about $700 million worth. A plane which is maxed out with pax and bags can't carry cargo. And since a 77L can fly 18 hours fully loaded (160000 lb payload), that's plenty of cargo to SYD, or JNB. The A350 in it's current form can't match tha...Jump to post
Now we soon reaching holiday periods in Europe. I suppose that the negotiation will halt until September. Is this correct? If yes what has been achieved? As I understand it major part of the negotiations much be concluded pretty soon in order to make the EU parliament accept to open free trade negot...Jump to post
But why buy a 778x when you can normally fly an A350 for the same cash if you don't know you can fill the beast? In the case of the ME3, they know they can. They start these routes with ~250 seat 777-200LRs and move up to ~350-seat 777-300ERs (of which they block seats in order to make the required...Jump to post
The 779 will need to show a real nice introduction with numbers on or over expectations while the 35k comes closer and closer 77w in performance each day with much less weight and fuel consumtion.Jump to post
The main question here that is asked: "fast enough?" The current considered run of 1300 frames will probably not recover all investments and production cost, the USD 30 billion. So now we talk about what 1500? 1800? frames before all is repaid. This is probably total OK if the current gene...Jump to post
Would it not be smarter for LH to skip the 777x? The deposits can be changed to 787 used into the LH group.
Also LH has complained about the 777x to much is defined by ME3. Perhaps the A350 9 and 10 improvements and better then expected performance is giving results?
Yeah, just because the RR 7000 is based on the TEN does not mean it is as efficient.
Well top management of LH has been talking about that LH has too many 779 on order. Independent if it is correct that the 34 options for 779 lapsed this means no more 779 to LH. If 20 779 go down to let say 12-15 frames how do LH do its purchases from Boeing? 748 seems to be an error now 779 seems t...Jump to post
Considering that until today the 2 most successful production runs, B777 and the A330/340 has around 2000 produced / on order how many 100 787 can be considered as early examples?Jump to post
The biggest challenge to selling the 787 is a lack of availability. The number of A330neo sales is anemic as most airlines understand there is no opportunity to finance the aircraft: it is a good airplane, but with such a niche engine/operator market that the residual value will poor. Strong demand...Jump to post
What has been described is a clear business case for A333Neo. Can be produced and sold for USD 100 million. If A333NEO is 30-40% less expensive compared to B789 and with efficiency within 1-2% from B789 for 80-90% of its missions, it will be sold in big quantities as long as Boeing need to handle it...Jump to post
Still what happens with Services? And passporting for UK finance sector? If the UK wants to have access to the EU financial markets, they will have to comply to all the rules and it is up to the UK to decide if they want that or not. Same goes to services to some extent. So why do UK / US financial...Jump to post
Still what happens with Services? And passporting for UK finance sector?Jump to post
I think that for EU it will be a good thing that UK leaves and get a Norway like position. UK has blocked EU development during years and it seems like Germany and France now can move EU into something more advanced for Schengen, economic area, defence etc. If UK opts to apply again to EU in one gen...Jump to post
The UK still dont get it; European parlament has 3 major checks before accepting UK - Eu starting negotiating a trade deal. And this trade deal if similar to Eu Japan will not include services; fail one of this 3 subjects and EU will not accept any divorce bill; Ireland - UK border handling EU citi...Jump to post
The UK still dont get it; European parlament has 3 major checks before accepting UK - Eu starting negotiating a trade deal. And this trade deal if similar to Eu Japan will not include services; fail one of this 3 subjects and EU will not accept any divorce bill; Ireland - UK border handling EU citiz...Jump to post
https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/10/a380plus-first-analysis-part-2/ "The A380Plus improvements makes the A380 competitive on Cash Operating seat mile Costs with the Boeing 777-9." NO! It cannot be! After all a common a-net wisdom is that even NEOing the A380 is not enough. We need new wings...Jump to post
Smoke coming up from EK, RR and Airbus and we try to read from the smoke... 1. RR says we have a new gen engines 2025. A380 with more efficient engines then B779 is better then the XWB engines. 2. EK says we want X% more efficient A380 at least match the B779. We see this happens with NEO. They also...Jump to post
According to Leeham the proposed changes do bring the A380 level with the estimated CASM of the 777-9. How will purchase price for a A380+ and B779 be per unit and per seat? If CASM is similar and a A380+ with similar costs as todays A380 compared to a B779 with big investments in new wing etc the ...Jump to post
Changing to self driving electrical cars and trucks from todays fossil fuel based transport system is compared to changing from horse and wagon 100 years ago. How much productivity will be lost in USA? My guess is that USA petrol based GOP is too late to change anything. It is like promote pen and p...Jump to post
What Airbus is doing here is to make it possible that EKs early A380s is being replaced by A380+. I would like to know if the B77W vs A380 and B779 vs A380+ differense in efficiency is maintained in this way. I can also see that a A380+ becomes even cheaper per seat compared to B779 with major inves...Jump to post
13% more efficient per seat i huge number. Will this recreate the A380 as the most efficient widebody per seat again? In 2025 with a NEO treatment this will put the A380 into its own leage. As I remember it Emirates asked for similar numbers when they talked about 200 A380s. Now they get similar num...Jump to post
The question is not the Paris agreement to be or not to be. When the agreements was defined around 2010 with the negotiations in Copenhagen the world looked very different at 2025 compared to the 2025 vision we have today. Even major oil companies start talking about that not peak oil will be reache...Jump to post
The problem is that the A50 is ticking... Each day lost is a day less to avoid to fall off the cliff...
I have the impression that UK politics elit seem to believe their own propaganda.
We go to Brussels, Mr Junker will be drunk and he will sign whatever we show him!
EK for 20 additional A380's maybe.. http://redwoodva.net/lib/skins/en/images/a388_livery_uae.png http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-said-in-talks-over-deal-for-20-airbus-a380-superjumbos-1.2040102 20 A380s + a few more (IAG etc) means that Airbus getting closer to the magic year 2025 wh...Jump to post
I consider a major factor here is financing as well...
A330s, B787 and A350s and currently B77Ws seems to be safe card both to own and lease.
B748, A380 and perhaps B779 will be more problematic.
LH ordered a total of 34 779s....14 of them to be "reconfimed", so it's possible they just take the 20 over a longer timeframe and forget the other 14. We will have a better idea what they will ultimately decide come September. Definitely not a situation ala EK whereby they would cancel o...Jump to post
What is missing here is what Airbus and RR are telling LH about A359, A3510 model 2020-2025. B779 always seems to be compared to A359 model 2016 and I suppose that Airbus and RR will not sit and do nothing. In the same way A380 need a refresh in order to compete with the new generations twins I have...Jump to post
If A350 shall replace B772s then the 900 model is the main focus...
The 1000 model will have grown in capacity with PIPs etc until the B77W comes to replacement together with B779s.
I strongly believe that the A358 will come mid 2020s... A339 will not be able to compete against 787 forever.
Is not one big difference the reason to have a gun in let say UK compared to US? In US it is self protection and the gun is often loaded and available. In other countries where hunting or civil guard services is main activity the weapons is often stored in pieces, in special lockers etc. The US eped...Jump to post
It seems like the French and Germans are sick and tired of Uk and US. merkel talks in public today and asks if EU can trust UK and US and that EU need to take responsibility for its own future. UK had on behalf of US one big task while being inside EU. Kill all talk about common defense, security an...Jump to post
It seems like Nato will Change in the future with members like US, UK, EU, NO etc if we read the signals correct.
EU after brexit will define its foreign policy and military it seem like.
http://www.politico.eu/article/uk-block ... ding-spat/
EU try to start before 2019 but UK stops any suggestion of it.