2007-01-26 06:36:47 UTC
looking for answers "in a few months" to prepare to choose between the
A350 and the 787. Meanwhile, with the 777 sales to replace 380 delays
by Emirates and FedEx Boeing is gaining almost as much as the A380
delay is costing Airbus. This is a double hit to Airbus. And with
multiple 777s Emirates will be able to send more planes in different
Report: A380 Delays Lead To More Orders In Boeing's Book
Fri, 26 Jan '07
As discussed on m.t.a.i, it is not clear how Airbus was to solve the
problem of an aluminum frame and composite skin and how they were to
splice the separate skin panels together. The answer may be that they
are not; by moving toward a one-piece fuselage. The present technology
in materials and assembly techniques should drive the Airbus engineers
to one of the few logical choices for the airframe configuration. This
could be A350 V3.1?? I'm losing count.
Airbus moving toward solid composite fuselage on A350 XWB
Friday January 26, 2007
This article includes no new facts but has an interesting description
of the 787 factory technology and environment and how it is different
from the 777 factory and environment. The 777 factory is much more
traditional though it too was a good improvement form its predecessors.
It sounds like Boeing is not taking any short-cuts with the 787
factory. The 787 is truely a clean-sheet design from top to bottom,
beginning to end.
787 changes game for builders
* Boeing has scoured the world for the best of the best to create
its latest model, says Geoffrey Thomas
* January 26, 2007
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