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by boeing797
16 Dec 2005, 15:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: reasons for ordering new aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 575

If one wants to find out which aircraft is better, look at the fleet of the airlines whose purchases of planes are less influenced by economical, political reasons. SIA, Cathay, Air France, KLM ...? In the case of China, and India who must make US and EU both happy, why they go for Boeing when they ...
by boeing797
16 Dec 2005, 14:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas goes Boeing
Replies: 28
Views: 3629

Bad news for Airbus fans. :(

LLLLL!!!!
by boeing797
05 Dec 2005, 14:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas and Cathay expected to ink deals
Replies: 66
Views: 7962

Good news for Boeing. As small airlines cannot find capacities for such a huge A380 they would go for B747-8. Good to see 747 program go strong.

CP
by boeing797
05 Dec 2005, 14:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: China poised for big A320 order (150 aircraft)
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

No surprising. After Airbus announced it will set up a final assembly line in China, China returns a favor by placing a big order. Airbus is happy now. But the battle between B777 and A340 to win order from Qantas seems a crucial one for Airbus. My bet is Qantas will go for Airbus since after loosin...
by boeing797
29 Nov 2005, 14:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Send-off Emirates A380 at the Dubai Air Show
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Send-off Emirates A380 at the Dubai Air Show

jal wrote:It is a pitty that this European Made
Why can't France accept that the Airbus concept is European and not only French :?:

https://www.aviation24.be/article10629.html
Arrogance of a long time loser in world political and economic stages.

Ciao
by boeing797
22 Nov 2005, 00:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dubai Airshow: news, orders, speculations and opinions
Replies: 86
Views: 10781

Thanks for the warm welcome! To be honest, I am quite skeptical about B747-8. I think Boeing have played their 747 card way too often. I remember years ago, Boeing announced B747-500 and 600 with all the technology from the B777s, but nothing like that ever flew. Now, this one, since it has been la...
by boeing797
21 Nov 2005, 23:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dubai Airshow: news, orders, speculations and opinions
Replies: 86
Views: 10781

Even Airbus admitted that they don't have any plane that can compete with B777LR. B777-200LR can fly with full load while A340-500/600 cannot. So there is definitely a market for B777LR.

Ciao
by boeing797
21 Nov 2005, 13:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dubai Airshow: news, orders, speculations and opinions
Replies: 86
Views: 10781

Hi all! kinda new here! First off! Welcome to Luchtzak Some things to consider in answer to your questions: First: Cathay Pacific will not likely be ordering any A380,s I think they will probably be one of the first customers for the 747-8 due to economics. Second: Emirates will probably get rid of...
by boeing797
17 Nov 2005, 18:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 747ADV Officially launched!
Replies: 30
Views: 4753

If Boeing doesn't offer the stretched version of B787 surely Emirates would go for A350. I would bet Emirate will go for A350. They have a lot of Airbus planes, and they like to go for larger size for profits.
by boeing797
06 Nov 2005, 14:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Boeing 747-Adv
Replies: 124
Views: 21392

When Boeing said the world didn't need large aircrafts it didn't mean the world didn't need one. What they meant was the world didn't need a lot of A380s. This is how I interpret saying of executives of large corps. They are more and more like politicians.

Ciao
by boeing797
06 Nov 2005, 14:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Singapore/Qantas expected to ink deals for 787's
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

True SAI gets upset over A380 delay;but it doesn't mean they don't select A350 while Airbus claims A350 is better than B787. Who would not buy an airplane that is technological superior, fits better to their business goals just because its supplier failed to deliver products on time? Probably Boeing...
by boeing797
29 Oct 2005, 00:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing set to sign some big deals
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Airbus may undercut Boeing

Airbus may offer A350 for half the list price.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/b ... les28.html

Ciao
by boeing797
21 Oct 2005, 14:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates persuades Boeing to extend the B787
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

They just want something to compete with A350 so that they can negotiate prices with airbus. Let's say Boeing offered B787-10 which may make Airbus who desperately need a big order to boost A350 program to give even bigger discount to them. Always nice to have 2 or more suppliers right? This is what...
by boeing797
17 Oct 2005, 14:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ILFC orders 20 787's
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

CX wrote:A350!!!
Why not A350? Is it because they figure out their customers will favour B787? Anybody knows?

Thanks!

Ciao
by boeing797
15 Oct 2005, 03:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air India first 777
Replies: 118
Views: 18117

How are their prices in comparison to competitors? I would think pricing is as important as capacity to gain market share. I think both aircraft manufacturers and their customers never disclosed the prices. Recently Boeing put a lot of effort in streamlining B777 production to stay competitive in t...
by boeing797
13 Oct 2005, 18:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 is now launched
Replies: 23
Views: 4937

The problem with composits is not that is is more brittle then aluminium, the problem is that with composit materials it is a lot more difficul to find the cracks. It's hard now since not many researches have focused on this issue;but later when solving this issues makes money we'll see more techno...
by boeing797
13 Oct 2005, 00:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 is now launched
Replies: 23
Views: 4937

I'm not sure about the 787, the carbonfiber fusalage is scary. Composites crack inside when something knock them hard (I.E. Catering truck, jetway...) and this could waken the structure. if the plane de-presurises then it could be major like the THY DC-10 at Paris. You are right. This is the riskie...
by boeing797
12 Oct 2005, 18:36
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Singapore chooses F-15 fighters
Replies: 15
Views: 3647

F15 beats Rafale?

This is amazing! An old design beats the new design. Any body knows why they chose F15 over Rafale?

Ciao
by boeing797
12 Oct 2005, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A350 is now launched
Replies: 23
Views: 4937

Lucky for Airbus

Lucky for Airbus that Boeing launched B787 kind of late. If Boeing had launched B787 as early as A380, Airbus would have been in big trouble and there might not have been such thing as A350. In the game of catching up, Airbus seems to do very well with A350. Thanks to Boeing's innovations Airbus now...