Posts Tagged “A320 NEO”

Delivery slots start to appear – implications are interesting

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We have posted a few stories about the single aisle bubble.  Now it seems there are cracks in delivery slots coming. Michael O’Leary has an insatiable appetite for 737s.  If delivery slots open up, exploiting them will be a card Ryanair has played before.  “If additional slots became available in 2017 or 2018 we’d happily…

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Premium #215 – The Boeing MAX challenge

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Premium #215 – The Boeing MAX challenge






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Premium #204 – First Flight of the 737MAX – What it Means for Boeing

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Premium #204 – First Flight of the 737MAX – What it Means for Boeing






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Comparing engine noise

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We have been waiting for a while to see if there was anyway we could get a comparison of the A320neo with both engines and the 737 MAX compared for engine noise.  The most objective way to do this is use videos from the first flight events.  One has to also avoid OEM videos, some…

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Premium #203 – The Impact of Fuel Price and the Benefits of Re-Engined Aircraft

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Premium #203 – The Impact of Fuel Price and the Benefits of Re-Engined Aircraft






One of the major attractions of the next generation of aircraft is fuel efficiency. But as the spot price of fuel has dropped in recent years from a high of about $3.25 per gallon to today’s level of $1.05, as shown here, the differential in operating economics narrow considerably. There are two types of new…

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A320neo Flight Test Hours

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A320neo Flight Test Hours






The A320neo program continues its development, and we continue to update A320neo flight test hours.  As the first aircraft readies for delivery, albeit a few weeks late, it is an appropriate time to see where the program stands as of year-end. The chart below illustrates Airbus’ ongoing flight test program hours through year end.  …

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