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by RC20
16 Jun 2018, 00:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: RR Trent 1000- Ten -900 Issues and News
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: RR Trent 1000- Ten -900 Issues and News

This is quite a bit more info that I have been looking for. https://www.compelo.com/rolls-royce-what-went-wrong/ I can't imagine anyone making an RR choice on a 787 and the 797 if it comes to be is going to be GE for the safe and P&W for the more advanced engine. Stock is up, you have to love how de...
by RC20
15 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: RR Trent 1000- Ten -900 Issues and News
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

RR Trent 1000- Ten -900 Issues and News

I thought this topic was well worth having its own for, the issue is not only on going, its spread and into areas that might not be obvious (Trent 900) https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/troublesome-advanced-engines-for-boeing-and-airbus-jets-disrupt-airlines-and-production-lines...
by RC20
22 Oct 2015, 18:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1110
Views: 498562

Re: Boeing 787 news

Well we heard that on the 767 tanker program, its something like 1.5 billion in the red. That's another story! Not only is Boeing late, but the costs are likely to climb even more. If the U.S. Air Force had confirmed its initial choice of a reliable existing aircraft, the A330MRTT, they would have ...
by RC20
22 Oct 2015, 18:24
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: A350 Finally Leave Anchorage AK
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Re: A350 Finally Leave Anchorage AK

As noted, they have done the cold weather testing. Also Alaska is in an extended warm fall period. Their usual testy area is Canada (deep in interior) any AK testing is done out of Fairbanks 400 miles to the North as Anchorage is not noted for its cold weather (we do get it but not typical) Other re...
by RC20
19 Oct 2015, 05:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1110
Views: 498562

Re: Boeing 787 news

Well we heard that on the 767 tanker program, its something like 1.5 billion in the red (some of our money most of it Boeings). One issue was wire separation, apparently clearly in the specs and totally missed. You do have to wonder under current management approach if they won't just keep lurching ...
by RC20
19 Oct 2015, 03:27
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: A350 Finally Leave Anchorage AK
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

A350 Finally Leave Anchorage AK

Its been sitting on the ground for almost a week (came in Monday I think) Swirls of activity then nothing all this last week. This time they had two fire engines at the left engine area, one other emergency vehicle and a couple of Police vehicles. Not track on it coming in or where it went. I didn't...
by RC20
21 Jun 2013, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11308

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

I had hoped that Airbus would not resort to something as irresponsible as to do a fly by with what amounts to an experimental aircraft on its third flight. Amazing.

Same ones who did the buzz some years back and took the thing into the trees.
by RC20
21 Jun 2013, 00:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11308

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

What counts is firm orders so thats valid info, MOUs are just fluff. Also what counts is aircraft produced, not sales in the que (you get paid for a delivered aircraft). Boeing is ramping up to 14 787s a month as well as continue sale of the 767 that will be ramping back up as well. Question is when...
by RC20
21 Jun 2013, 00:45
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Le Bourget 2013 - Sales Expectation
Replies: 14
Views: 6745

Re: Le Bourget 2013 - Sales Expectation

I think the most over-hyped even was the the so called sale of 20 of the A380s. Once you dig into the deal, its really a pass through with Doric. So, Leahy is spinning it as a success when in fact it masks the issue. Boeing has been proven right in that there is very limited need for those and their...
by RC20
30 Sep 2011, 21:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 Travials
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

Re: A350 Travials

The -800 is being abandoned in droves. Its now not a lighter -900, its a shortened 900 with all the weight. 2 years delay and DOA. the two year delay to the -1000 means that there has been enough unhappiness with it to ensure a re-design. Shade of Version 1.0/2.0/3.0 of the A330 update. Boeing faile...
by RC20
29 Sep 2011, 23:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 Travials
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

A350 Travials

Qatar is mad, and Emirate really unhappy and the -1000, and they are stuck with the frame now, nothing you can do to make it wider or longer. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2016349190_emirates29.html It looks like the 1000 is going to be an A340 (maybe stillborn). If you wa...
by RC20
22 Jul 2011, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing to re-engine the B737
Replies: 62
Views: 31654

Re: Boeing to re-engine the B737

Engine will be a different model CFM than the A320 NEO. They don't have the clearance to go full size, so it will be in the 70 inch range. Tough call. And the NSA would have been a twin aisle I believe, maybe to be seen to initial fill the gap between the single aisle and the 787. As its setup to be...
by RC20
24 Jun 2011, 06:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing to Build 10 C-17 Airlifters for Indian Air Force
Replies: 1
Views: 6737

Re: Boeing to Build 10 C-17 Airlifters for Indian Air Force

There are also 6 options, and I suspect those will be exercised. India needs more than just 10. I would think actually two or three full squadrons but that's pure speculation. Will see as time goes by. So far each buyer has been delighted with it, and orders more than they thought they would. Adds t...
by RC20
24 Jun 2011, 05:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1110
Views: 498562

Re: Boeing 787 and B748 nearing first delivery

I think Boeing stole the Paris air show. New 747s and 787 both. In numbers Airbus did as usual, the sand bag thing. Pretty much an A320NEO show though Boeing had some great wide body numbers to announce (and with the backlog at 5 years, what can they sell but NEO?) Maybe most interesting is the dest...
by RC20
24 Jun 2011, 05:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 747-8 news
Replies: 171
Views: 47075

Re: Boeing 787 and B748 nearing first delivery

I think Boeing stole the Paris air show. New 747s and 787 both. In numbers Airbus did as usual, the sand bag thing. Pretty much an A320NEO show though Boeing had some great wide body numbers to announce (and with the backlog at 5 years, what can they sell but NEO?) Maybe most interesting is the dest...
by RC20
18 Jun 2011, 04:03
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Do Orders Mean Anything?
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: Do Orders Mean Anything?

I think most airlines HOPE they know. Contracts may not allow it, but Boeing and Airbus will shift and juggle and adjust as much as possible. Anhoen remember the 777F Air France Parked in the desert? They sold those to FedEx. Frankly its like the sitation where travel agents block out seats, then le...
by RC20
18 Jun 2011, 03:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 Delays
Replies: 0
Views: 727

A350 Delays

The official news will be that the -800 and -1000 are delayed http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeingliveeventcoverage/2015349375_a350_delay_news_in_paris_will_boost_boeing_widebody_line-up.html Whats really going on is the -900 is slipping, the engineering resources on the -800 will be diverte...
by RC20
11 Jun 2011, 01:25
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Do Orders Mean Anything?
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Do Orders Mean Anything?

While I am admittedly not an Airubs fan, I have begun to wonder about orders for them (and to a lesser degree Boeing actually having any meaning). Airbus more so because they cheat on the numbers up front, then hide the down sides as time goes by. The A320 NEO has hundreds of orders, but then would ...
by RC20
11 Jun 2011, 01:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air France AF447 crash into the Atlantic: Airbus A330 aircraft parts found
Replies: 167
Views: 40351

Re: Air France 447 Flight Data Recorder located, but..

Pretty sure anyone that has read this has followed the incredibly disturbing details of the crash of this flight. Pilot in Command issues (pilot in the left seat actually had more hours on the type than the PIC did, and he is calling for the PIC back to cockpit instead of stopping the stall, not to ...
by RC20
05 May 2011, 19:11
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: USAF Tanker Competiton - EADS vs. Boeing
Replies: 31
Views: 10670

Re: USAF Tanker Competiton - EADS vs. Boeing

I really the talk about a dedicated tanker. It would be an insane waste. All they do is fly around and pump fuel. As I recall Boeing did it first (at least in any scale) with the Stratocruiser, then the 707. DC10 and then the Airbus A300 (0r 310) has done it as well as the Brits with ????? Upshot is...