Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What Does Boeing Say, 777X At End of 1st Quarter

Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, sales, for Asia Pacific and India at Boeing Commercial Airplanes says, The 777X will roll out by the end of March 2019. It's time to look at your calendar and mark it up with a highlighter. Today is January 15th. End of March is just 70 days away or about 10 weeks to go. It is a Tuesday today.

My best guess will be covered on Boeing's own website on a Wednesday, March 27, 2019. A Friday or weekend party would lose eyeballs for the event. The number seven is in play for the 27th. Add 27 together it equals the number 9 in the nomenclature for a 777-9X. Using this superior logic, an announcement could include a launch for the 777-10X when adding 7+7+7+9= 28 or combining those digits to a -10X. The number game could continue but it's easy to see March 27, 2019, as the roll-out date.

Remember this posted observation for a 777X rollout date. Science and math had everything to do with this prediction. Intellect had little to do with this guess. I had only one case of Diet Dr. Pepper and a case of Cheetos to rely upon when preparing for this event. Watch Boeing.com for further details coming soon. Almost all the 777-9X's "flying testbed number one" has all its lightbulbs screwed in. I have a reliable source inside Everett, Wa. who knows when the roach coach brings lunch outside those same big doors as the flying #1  777-9X leans against those same big doors from the inside, and that's just the same as being a plant forklift driver. The forklift knows when test equipment is moved closer to the aircraft and that's saying something big is happening. Test equipment is being added and light bulbs screwed in the first 7779X. Did I mention the windscreen washer has already been tested and the bugs on this aircraft have been removed?

What Hath Boeing Bought

Embraer has its own commercials pitching its product. However, if trained for the detail, Boeing has merged with an excellent product. It fills the Boeing lower capacity gap at many levels sans military.

Enjoy this advertising rendering as Embraer-Boeing goes forward with its added value.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Is Glitching The Process Or The Problem?

When something as simple as a newly installed light switch fails to turn on, it is called a "glitch". "The old one was broken that is why we bought and replaced with a new one", is a common sentiment, when in fact the circuit breaker in the garage popped off during the last power surge. The airplane manufacturer has the same problems but on a larger scale. They have a full PR team to handle glitches found on a newly built model like the 787 had way back in 2010.  The conference room geniuses needed a new word to solve the problem and it was "Teething woes".

The airplane customer AKA the airline model suffered through those same teething woes and sometimes it was not a simple fix. The big example is the 787 battery problem. It grounded the 787 Boeing product for up to three months as they did a major workaround from its garage in Washington state engineering a battery firebox and venting battery gases since the battery was only used for ground operations and not flying, but flying a burning LI battery is extremely dangerous for its passengers. They airplane could come down and suffer a complete hull loss flying over who knows where. Boeing then came up with "teething woes".

The common glitch on a new product suggests an incomplete process when building any product, especially a new one like the 787 during its entry into service back into 2011-2012. The failing new light switch in the home could be wired wrong, the part is defective, or the circuit breaker in the garage had shut off the power. It wasn't teething woes and it was the DIY guy in the home providing the simple fix imagined turning into a nightmare. The TV wouldn't power up on Superbowl Sunday and the DIY hero was over his head with a new teething woe. Never fear, the popcorn is heard but the cable truck just pulled up for the ultimate fix.


Authorities Find Cockpit Voice Recorder of Crashed Lion Air Flight 610

Here we go, Lion Airs Flight 610 has just found its voice recorder in 26 feet of mud. Once restored, it will replay the cabin's cacophony of panic in a disaster from the mud intombed device. It was still pinging thus the device could be located. It had only a few more days of pinging left in it before it went forever silent. The importance of the flight recording may assign the blame for the crash. The crew on board may have followed the wrong procedure or possibly the ground team did not validate the problem being fixed! But only validating a part replacement was used under a certain operating condition. Boeing and the others wanting a legal win for its clients will look at the flight recorder in only one context. Did the Lion Aircrew act in a professional manner which covers training, experience, and advice before it went down? Did Boeing understand an unrevealed problem could occur with the new Max under certain situations? Either way, a flight recorder will make it easier to assign final blame.

Why Verdana Font and Orange Fill for This Aviation Blog?

Everything seen on these pages is blogging with a purpose, and not just an attraction for a reader to enjoy this content. The following nuances from the Winging It blog try to follow these layout points for a subliminal experience with the blog opened in full view.

Note underscored below but an important point for the main article. The bullets points are not links.

·      The Color orange represents the afterburner glow of the jet engine
·      It represents the extra power of the Blog signaling those items linked in the blog as an orange and pleasant experience if s reader goes further with a higher sped following the Link

The two bullet points above are not links but are very important subjects on the color orange in the blog.

The following example of how the blog works. As for reading on one blog talking point about the Embraer -190-195. The blogger then enters a notion hits the use for a blogging “Links” with an orange/Verdana font. Clicking on a Winging It hyperlink or underscored by linking line and going orange demonstrates a way for the reader to further enhance his content from a different subject source.

To illustrate this blogger conceptual idea further, He has chosen a Boeing Embraer alliance joining up from a discovered need from both company’s and making a solution through its products.  Embraer needs a complete market place and Boeing can give them that for its commercial aircraft in trade for additional working engineers which Boeing lacks because of its vast industries. Boeing needs to be seasoned and advanced engineers are already used up for the 777,787 and797 programs. It truly lacks at this business needs and Embraer has them ready.  They also have a valuable family of aircraft that will change the aviation world for years to come.

Afterburner Time: Below is an After-Burner type Hyper-Link underscore opening up a further discussion’
Brazil Concurs with the Boeing Offer. The orange afterglow is represented on the border of the page with a soft orange tone.border is a color not unlike the font of and gives Embraer A Whole Deal Signed.

The soft color of orange framing the background should merge the reader’s thoughts within the aviation world’s place of pure aspirations for flying aircraft. It’s not the sky or blue ocean driving the aircraft but the sum of all the aircraft parts propelled by its engine. The afterburn comes from the initial thrust is spent and that’s were Winging likes to live, in the area where the aircraft can accelerate beyond the engines designs with a little extra fuel thrown into the back of the engine

Saturday, January 12, 2019

What Does Embraer Do For Boeing?

Here below: is the standing order book from Embraer that Boeing will work with over the next multiple years.

Wikipedia Chart as of October 31, 2018

Boeing can and will increase firm orders for the Embraer-Brazil division. The merger will give Boeing a complete suite of aircraft in which to compete from 66 passengers to 405 passengers with its aircraft. Embraer builds even smaller than 66 seats, but Boeing will focus on the E170-E195 class of Embraer aircraft.

E-170  66-78 passngers
E-175 76-88 passengers
E-190 96-114 passngers
E-195  120-146 passengers 

The Paris airshow, this year, will be an interesting affair as both Airbus and Boeing will be showing respective orders from Bombardier CS 300 and the Embraer 190-195 as an event feature for small commercial aircraft. Most orders are filled with multi-year delivery schedule giving Boeing enough time to catch the Airbus A-220-200/Bombardier(CS300) efforts. Boeing didn't buy Embraer for its scant backlog of 119 Embraer models, but it will energize sales for this type of aircraft by tying/complimenting with the 737 line of Aircraft. Expect a common avionics suite for Embraer aircraft for its  Boeing customers. Also, expect a common engine family using the leap-1B type in its line-up. These considerations will take time as in another five years before Boeing/Embraer engineers, Boeing stuff, without giving up what Embraer brings to the single-aisle table. 

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Watch the Paris show for Embraer 's presence with orders and its own workforce/lead engineers, who will be and should be demonstrated in the front and center during the 797 is announced. Delta is in a position to take those models as being the North American launch customer for the 797. If not, there are other airline friends eager to assume the prestigious spot as 797 launch customer for the 797, who would enjoy having the Embraer as a side-kick in its family of aircraft and I'm thinking of United at this point. It is a "United" front looking over Delta's shoulder and one slip by Delta will make its own aircraft buying quest, less desirable, as they would lose the leverage it has over Boeing. Airbus will make Delta another sweet deal for its new A220/ Bombardier program.

I have flown on both the Bombardier Regional Jet and was impressed by its comfort and style but it lacks some refinement. I have also flown on the Embraer and it was very efficient and comfortable with nice passenger qualities but it lacks some passenger room. Did I even know who made each respective aircraft when I first sat down in the seat, "no"?

Both needed a better manufacturing logo throughout the cabin. I rarely read my ticket, only for seating assignment.

I just liked the leather seats on the Embraer and the Bombardier was a little noisy. But it does count when the accountants and ground crew get a hold of one of those models. It's now up to to the handlers when managing the product. Both Airbus and Boeing will have something to do with each frame and it will fall into the manufacturer's grove. I would see A220 becoming slightly wider than the Embraer base by about one inch and the Embraer slightly more efficient than the A220 by the length of the final approach. Airbus continues its quest from a "more is better" attitude, and Boeing moves with a "better is better" approach, it's still a horse race at the jetway.

What does Embraer do for Boeing, It makes it competitive?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brazil Concurs The Boeing Offer, And Gives Embraer A Whole Deal Signed

The last post on January 9. 2018 encouraged Brazil to confirm the Embraer-Boeing merger in a 20-80 partnership share. Certain high-end concerns were validated for Embraer with Boeing to make it a done deal. Below are links to two articles which tell the back story of this deal with a bloggers commentary and a journalistic report for the deal completed.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Two Things A Bird Needs, The Right Wing and The Right Power

Boeing controls its wings and has unveiled a recent sketch of its Transonic design which will take the commercial jet farther, faster and higher. World hopping will become the new normal in the next decade of airplane development. Boeing will be forced to do something in order to make Airbus a second rate builder of aircraft.

Transonic: Boeing's futuristic 'truss-brace' design was developed with Nasa. Photo / Supplied
Transonic: Boeing's futuristic 'truss-brace' design was developed with Nasa. Photo / Supplied 

Birds are the next step in Boeing's progress. Boeing controls its own wing making and has unveiled a recent sketch of its Transonic design which will take the commercial jet farther, faster and higher. Once again, "World hopping" will become the new normal in the next decade of airplane development. Boeing will be forced to do something in order to make Airbus a second rate builder of aircraft.

Transonic: Boeing's futuristic 'truss-brace' design was developed with Nasa. Photo / Supplied
Transonic: Boeing's futuristic 'truss-brace' design was developed with Nasa. Photo / Supplied 

Next focus, the Albatross, the peregrine and the Humming Bird are what nature provides for Higher, faster with power from its respective wings and metabolisms. The hummingbird beats its wings at an alarming 2,025 beats per second and burns its energy accordingly thus needing plentiful flower nectar every so often in order to survive. 

The Albatross just glides for thousands of miles across vast distances without even a wing beat, The Peregrine Falcon dives at 250 mph just using gravity and its aerodynamics for the dive. It goes faster than a skydiver 10 seconds after jumping from the airplane. Boeing will use the hummingbird beat in its new engines as the turbine blades rotating exceedingly fast and then use the Falcons aerodynamics to make the speed seem natural. 

NASA has been working with Boeing to achieve a concept as pictured above.

HowStuffWorks Credit  Albatross
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Humming Bird Making 2,025 Stokes A Second 
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Peregrine Falcon Poised to Dive
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Aerodynamic Transonic Bird

Boeing 2018 Biggest Airbus 2018 Player

Airbus loves to play Boeing as it dumped 435 orders on its book in the month of December 2018 alone. Even though it fell short of Boeing by 146 orders for 2018, Boeing did nudge Airbus for world's largest aircraft builder by 806-800 units. That too is a surprising number for Airbus as it gained more ground on Boeing production. Surprise, as Airbus plays Boeing in its end of year count.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Embaer-Boeing Deal Is Waiting Government Approval

Boeing on paper has an 80% share on Embraer commercial airplane business. The government is being wary thinking Boeing could end up with 100% of that deal. Brazil wants to maintain a partnership. Boeing could assimilate Embraer's product with a total Boeing small body using the merge of engineers from Embraer's own on the Boeing payroll. It's a tenuous position for Brazil as there are many workarounds that could lead to a complete Boeing ownership.

Brazil wants a dog in this fight going into perpetuity. Boeing needs to somehow guarantee Embraer/Brazil has a permanent 20% position no matter what Boeing does with its further development of smaller-bodied aircraft coming North to Boeing investors. Embraer does want to keep a 20% share of all things Boeing in the commercial arena. I tend to agree on the surface with Brazil's position but the government needs to step back and not make this current paper agreement void. Boeing must be able to show Brazil's future with this agreement no matter what Boeing does with this segment of Aircraft. It would benefit both the people of Brazil and Boeing that it confirms Embraer product is only an extension of both makers with a commonality interface.

Boeing needs to meet Brazil halfway with this newly acquired smaller body market segment. This would address Boeing's concerns as well as Brazil's political concerns. The deal should be finalized with the support of the nation's people beyond the private enterprise phase it had just entered. Taking Brazil's government to a sidebar would be valuable to both investment groups from Embraer and Boeing. In Brazil, private enterprise must flourish for the benefit of its people and Boeing needs to make that case and give Brazil its guarantee in behalf of Embraer when benefitting Boeing from Embraer's hard-earned aviation progress.

Boeing Has Its 893 2018 Orders

Boeing Booked 893 airplanes, meeting a moderately high Market objective during a year with Asian implication stalling the industry's order flow.

Below is the Airbus Target but further analysis will compare a type by type comparison when final Airbus numbers are reported by Airbus adjusting to the Boeing order report.

Boeing did confirm a total of 893 net units where Airbus reported by end of November 2018 only 380 ordered. It will need an additional 513 orders booked in December in "order" to catch Boeing. That goal is probably unachievable for Airbus unless it has been holding many (year's worth) of orders until year's end, as is it may be tempted to do with a show of order force if it could?

By the way, Boeing delivered a record 806 units which will make it the world's largest Airplane builder once again. Its almost a 1 to 1 book/bill ratio for 2018.

893/806= 1.108 BB Ratio is outstanding and the desired target.