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A321neo completes first flight

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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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The next member of the Airbus neo family has made its first flight. The aircraft made a five hour and 29 minute flight. The A321neo is powered by the CFM Leap-1A engine, instead of the Pratt&Whitney geared turbofan. The test flight checked engine vibration, basic flight envelope, and systems operation. The neo test program has completed 1,900 hours to date, with the A320neo.







posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Crappy news for Boeing shareholders


Ah well more sleepless nights



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: Kampf

There are rumors that the Max is going to deliver to the launch customer early. Airbus is leading in orders, but the Max is doing well already, even though it's early in the program.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I think these are 2014 numbers

A321neo total orders: 4414 (@ $453 bn)

Launch in 2017 ?




Airbus said there's no change in plans for delivery, with the Pratt-equipped A321neo still expected to reach customers at the end of 2016, and the CFM-equipped version in early 2017.


737max total orders: 2931 (@ $267 bn)

Launch 3rd quarter 2017

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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Kampf

The Max stands at 2.827. The neo stands at 4,471 for all three versions, neither counts options. The A321neo is at 1,094. Airbus won the order fight in 2015, but Boeing won deliveries.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: Kampf

good gosh, those are ALL impressive numbers!!



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yea I hear you
Our airliners a firm no (?) sticking to Boeing 767 from what I understand

But yeah A321 and 777-300 cabin interior tour (4min)
Both are to die for!!! it's just pure freedom .. I wished one day those tickets are as cheap as bus ticket


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posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

In 2015, Airbus received orders for 1,007 aircraft, compared to 568 for Boeing. In contrast, Boeing delivered 709 aircraft compared to 556 through November for Airbus.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Kampf

Both the 787 and the 777X are introducing some interesting and advanced technologies. The 787-9, and I believe -10 are using Hybrid Laminar Flow Control systems, and the 777X is introducing folding wingtips along with other advanced aerodynamic systems.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I am waiting for this one

I always said I am having my honeymoon seeing the moon
( I can't remember where I read it but I read $400 000 a ticket .. So I am thinking mortgage or moon ticket
)

Skylon: The Plane That Can Fly Anywhere In The World In 4 Hours
Skylon, will have the ability to venture beyond the Earth and enter outer space.

I love the hybrid plane in the other thread

Thank you 4 the thread

my grandad was obsessed with aeroplanes.. The last thing we did together was painting and gluing an army model he was timing us with old sand clock.. the next day he passed away



posted on Feb, 16 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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So the testing program is going well. They've already gotten the tail strike portion out of the way.....oh, wait. The aircraft was flying at the Perpignan airport in France yesterday, and suffered a tail strike that caused "significant damage" to the fuselage. It will be out of service for several weeks getting repaired. Airbus doesn't expect any delay to the delivery schedule as a result.




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