Monday, 7 October 2013

Japan Airlines orders A350-900 and A350-1000

Japan Airlines ordered the A350-900 and A350-1000. Instead of the Boeing 777X. It seems that the A350-1000 isn't as "dead" or "ailing" as one critic suggests, now does it?

One of the reasons given, according to press reports, is that JAL is concerned about the delivery dates of the 777X and the ability of Boeing to deliver on time.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

'Absolute Mayhem': Is Saj Ahmad kidding?

Ever since Saj Ahmad begin hiding his 'analysis' behind a password, Fact Checker has ignored his rantings. His Tweets @strataero have been amusing diversions when you take the time to read them. His continuing shameless promotion of all things Boeing and rants of all things Airbus weere so over the top that how could anyone take him seriously?

His Paris Air Show post, Absolute Mayhem: 787-10, is even more over the top than his usual rantings. The 787-10 will be a good airplane, of that there is no doubt. Is the A350-1000 as bad as Saj suggests? Tell that to the airlines that are now lining up to order the airplane and the possibility that Airbus will create a production line dedicated to the demand for it.

'Absolute Mayhem'? More likely 'Absolutely Unbelievable'.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Embraer choose P&W GTF

Several news reepoirts indicate Embraer chose Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbo Fan for the re-engining of the E-JET.

Flight International's report notes that P&W has now supplanted GE as the dominate supplier of small engines.
Saj Ahmad was engaged for years as a one-man crusader agqainst the GTF and in favor of the GE LEAP engine. What do you have to say today, Saj?