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Aerospace / Re: Boeing accuses Bombardier of "dumpng" CSeries jets . . .
« Last post by Triton on Today at 06:21:35 pm »
"Winners And Losers As Airbus Bails Out Bombardier's C-Series"
by Richard Aboulafia

10/17/2017

Source:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardaboulafia/2017/10/17/bombardier-airbus-cseries-boeing/#6263b55e491e
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I found this at my library.  If anyone wants more information or a better scan, I can do that.  There was also quite a bit on lift augmentation in general and as it pertains to this aircraft.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing accuses Bombardier of "dumpng" CSeries jets . . .
« Last post by DWG on Today at 05:30:28 pm »
"Will Airbus and Bombardier's partnership push Boeing closer to Brazil?"
by Jon Ostrower   @jonostrower October 17, 2017: 12:12 AM

It'll certainly push Brazil closer to Boeing, which isn't quite the same thing.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing accuses Bombardier of "dumpng" CSeries jets . . .
« Last post by DWG on Today at 05:26:18 pm »
"Boeing outmaneuvered? Airbus takes Bombardier under its wing"
By Aaron Gregg

Boeing sought to cast the deal as a blatant attempt to circumvent U.S. trade law.

I suspect the primary reactions at Boeing HQ began with "Oh, f...!" Not only does this fatally undermine their tariff strategy, it vastly strengthens the CS.100's worldwide appeal, as the risks of a financially vulnerable Bombardier have been replaced by the strengths of the Airbus colossus. At the same time it moves forward Airbus's strategy of becoming a U.S. native prime in the same way BAE Systems did, which takes away Boeing's ability to wrap itself in the bloody flag and play the victimised American card.

Boeing had better hope they don't slip further on the tanker contract!

WRT the 'how much has to be built here to count as native' argument, Boeing is actually vulnerable to that itself. Aerospace is an intrinsically multinational business and structural bits of Boeings are built in several countries around the world (Japan and Italy spring immediately to mind) while smaller components come from everywhere. Add in the value of engines, a quarter to a third of the value of the aircraft in their own right, and Boeing needs to be very cautious how it plays that card.

Meanwhile Embraer execs are probably sitting with heads in hands, this is potentially disastrous for them as the E2 Jets will now be going head to head with Airbus salesmen.

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“This destroys the trade complaint and guarantees the success of the C Series aircraft in the U.S.,” said Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group

Aboulafia is a voice that needs to be taken seriously. Very respected commercial aerospace analyst.

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“When a partner in a venture pays nothing to get on board it means you were in trouble to begin with,” said Loren Thompson, an aerospace consultant whose think-tank gets some funding from Boeing.
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OTOH Thompson is pretty notorious for being a Boeing sock-puppet.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing accuses Bombardier of "dumpng" CSeries jets . . .
« Last post by Triton on Today at 05:14:09 pm »
"Will Airbus and Bombardier's partnership push Boeing closer to Brazil?"
by Jon Ostrower   @jonostrower October 17, 2017: 12:12 AM ET

Source:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/boeing-embraer-collaboration/index.html
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing accuses Bombardier of "dumpng" CSeries jets . . .
« Last post by DWG on Today at 04:44:14 pm »
The only question now is what Airbus decides to do with the C-Series now it has a controlling stake; we can probably rule out any stretch variant (CS500 was mooted back when the project wasn't a complete disaster). 

Or it might guarantee the stretch. Airbus and Boeing umm'd and ah'd over A320 and 737 replacements, and decided to go for final warm-overs  with neo and Max, pushing a new platform out a decade or so. Bombardier went the new platform route and have an intrinsically better platform in the C-series due to several decades worth of aeronautical improvements over the base A320 and half a century over the 737. Meanwhile Neo has beaten Max 2 to 1 in the market due to better timing on Airbus's part, Boeing is now looking at NMA in the old 757 market slot, Airbus may or may not want to respond to that - the market says Boeing is late again and the A321 neo LR is available now. We're now half a decade past the decisions to punt A320 and 737 replacements into the long grass. If Airbus decide they don't need to respond to NMA then they could decide the time is right, or will be right in a year or three, to move on CS500 as their long term A320 replacement, beating Boeing to the marketplace yet again.

Whichever way they go, I suspect that Airbus are likely to rapidly move on the development of a CS100 with an Airbus family cockpit in order to push for common type ratings with the A320.
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Aerospace / United – A Fond Farewell to our Boeing 747
« Last post by Triton on Today at 03:55:05 pm »
Published on Oct 12, 2017

Since her induction into the United fleet, the Boeing 747 aka the “Queen of the Skies” has been one of our most recognizable aircrafts with her unique upper deck. Over the years, she’s won the hearts of customers and employees alike. Join us as we look back at her history with United, before she flies into the sunset after 47 years of service on November 7.


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I wondering why these kinds of light attack aircraft are needed. Vision, information or fire power from drone is already enough for counter terrorists

From the article above:

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a light-attack fleet would provide much-needed seats for pilot training as the Air Force struggles with
pilot production, absorption and retention.

The answer to the usaf pilot problem is turboprops? Whoever said that needs to be fired.

Sounds like a knee-jerk reaction to "not enough flying time".

Pilots want to fly, need planes to fly, $60-80M jets too expensive for flight hours, buy a "cheap seat".




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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 03:20:56 pm »
Bunch: More money needed up front in new approach to ensure viable LRSO

The Air Force is funneling more money into the early stages of Long-Range Standoff Weapon development to ensure the end product is usable, the service's top uniformed acquisition official said Tuesday.
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Military / Re: Solid State Laser News
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 03:20:08 pm »
DOD taps Lockheed to start new effort to develop airborne missile-defense laser

The Defense Department has tapped Lockheed Martin to begin integrating a low-power laser on a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle, the first of a small number of contracts slated to be awarded this year to develop competing approaches for a potential precursor to an airborne laser capable of intercepting ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight.
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