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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Metal and CFRP is a wash. Metal has corrosion, CFRP has delamination, so unless you need the high tensile strength of CFRP the materials are quite similar in performance. What will be difficult with CFRP is a P2F conversion, because either you prepare the structure for a door right from the start o...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Seems Boeing's sales guy is emphasizing that a CFRP fuse is still getting very strong consideration. “We are committed to continuing looking at a composite structure,” said Boeing sales chief Ihssane Mounir. “The production system continues to benefit from the composite technology and what we learn...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

The correct answer is the "Marvel Cinematic Universe"

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 64
Views: 1386

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Who can be against a hard Brexit, does anybody really believe that any partnership with the UK would be stable or that it would not be a constant line of re-negotiating attempts? There are options to choose from and only the real Brexit is not in conflict with the British red lines and the strong de...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

If you consider that all these are barely providing the capacity that Niki/Air Berlin provided at VIE OS has every chance do handle it.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 871
Views: 79839

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It is an artistic concept.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

Are you sure after "The last Jedi" and "Solo"?

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Jon Ostrower is reporting (paywall) that Boeing is hoping to expand the universe of 797 buyers by proposing a freighter. He points out that ICAO rules on carbon emissions will effectively prevent the sale of new 767s after 2028, forcing a transition to, well, something else in the midsize freighter...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 149
Views: 23403

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Airbus needed a decision by Air Asia before they had any hopes of getting other airlines to order larger numbers. From Airbus point of view: - give the other customer the same or a lower price than Air Asia and Air Asia will ask for an even lower price or switch - offer the other customer a higher ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 149
Views: 23403

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

This makes AirAsia X the largest A330 operator in the world, and I guess this is the largest single A330 order ever. Yes. Tony has now bet AirAsia's future on the type. I speculate the deal was good enough to be low risk. We will see a third of A330NEOs flying for AirAsia. The fate of the plane is ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Jon Ostrower is reporting (paywall) that Boeing is hoping to expand the universe of 797 buyers by proposing a freighter. He points out that ICAO rules on carbon emissions will effectively prevent the sale of new 767s after 2028, forcing a transition to, well, something else in the midsize freighter...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 64
Views: 1386

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Today a part made 20% in China, 10% in the USA and 40% in the UK and 30% in France, is a part made in the EU. This never get's old, one has to wonder how persons are still convinced that the Made in XXXX means anything other than to give a consumer comfort to purchase the product, in advertising it...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100607

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus. We have no clue about the discount Air Asia has got. All we know is that Boeing(787) has done v...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100607

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 64
Views: 1386

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

And if you think the EU would not be preparing. Check the list for German business and how to get ready for Brexit: https://www.dihk.de/ressourcen/downloads/brexit-checkliste-en.pdf/at_download/file?mdate=1526554238225 And this is my favourite, although it is in German. https://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Cont...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 68
Views: 6446

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

It would make sense to re-paint the current ones.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 64
Views: 1386

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Apparently less then if Airbus can't produce aircraft anymore, because of some bureaucratic reason or import tariffs. Wonder about the true cost of "hard" Brexit. I would say that the true cost of Brexit - worst case - is quite dramatic, even more dramatic than I thought. Again the Airbus...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13229

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

The problem on support is precisely due to them being Russian instead of Boeing or Airbus No it is not because it is Russian, but because the support is bad. The two things are completely linked. What we have is a good aircraft held back by terrible support. Airlines need both good design AND good ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100607

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Uganda Airlines orders two A330neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/uganda-airlines-orders-two-a330neo.html Just saw this in the PR link: Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the be...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But the thing still needs an engine and that is the critical path. 5-6 years from official launch to delivery to customers is ambitious. See the number of 777X waiting for delivery. I'd like to some photo evidence of that!! There are none and that is the point. Even the 777X will be a challenge to ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 81588

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Delivery dates.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

However a FTA would also require to find a consensus on how common standards are defined and how a case of conflict is handled. It can be something like what was proposed for TTIP, but I have doubts that the EU would be willing to give the UK the same weight as the remaining 26 states combined in su...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... al-brexit/

Business are already preparing for the real Brexit.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... al-brexit/

Business are already preparing for the real Brexit.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But the thing still needs an engine and that is the critical path. 5-6 years from official launch to delivery to customers is ambitious. See the number of 777X waiting for delivery.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100607

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Good news for the A330 and it sounds like it could include A338s.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

For me the big question is: What would airlines buy if there is no 797? If the 797 really is 767 sized, then Boeing has a very successful 767 successor in production - the 787. So if airlines want to replace there 767s. What are their options? 737-1000 - too small , not enough range - low operating ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13229

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ right now I guess is due to 2 things mainly: the first of them is getting someone to fix even the smallest issue outside of their mx bases, the second one is their c...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3103

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

The idea to control Trump seems outlandish. It is like thinking to control a 3 year old child.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is not as if RR is desperately searching a plane to hang their Ultrafan on. I agree. Architectural changes have a "gestation period", no doubt. On the other hand, the commercial side has its influences on R&D. If an eager customer with a good application shows up, you accelerate th...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 328
Views: 44955

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

That depends on the NMA. Nevertheless the "Middle of the Market" starts with the 752 and ends with the 767/A300-600" - so no single plane will ever cover this. And I think the A321NEO seems to capture the 752 part of the market just fine.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

Makes perfect sense.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

RR can be quite relaxed with the Ultrafan, If things work perfectly they can hang it on the 797, if not maybe on the Airbus response and if not that then maybe on an A380NEO and if not that surely on the A350/787 by 2030-35. It's far from optimal to be doing demonstrators 2015-20, engine in ground ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 81588

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Volga-dnepr Group purchases 5 748F and commits to 29 777F https://twitter.com/Enrique77W/status/1019133096304758784 Whoa. That's a big one, must be one of the biggest freighter orders ever (when firmed)? It's very tempting to say something about politics between USA and Russia now, but let's leave ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The standard rules of origin would solve this in the vast majority of cases. This really is one of the smaller problems when it comes to finding a solution.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 41
Views: 2422

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

The most stunning thing is that the discussion is already about a plane, while nobody has said if the problems are caused by the airframe or the radar. If it is the radar it would have to be asked if the RAF has all the up-grades the USAF/NATO have, if they do the next question is if there is an up-...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That is a sideshow anyway. Because tariffs for goods are the easiest point, there is no reason for the EU to not agree on no tariffs. The question is if the UK should do so. British farmers will be hard hit if the EU farmers backed by all the subsidiaries have unlimited access to the market, especia...

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3253

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

With the A321 it looks a bit more realistic but still ambitious, especially in a difficult market like Taiwan.

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by seahawk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like Boeing still faces some interesting challenges... https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/16/farnborough-boeing-reconsiders-metal-fuselage-for-nma-as-cost-remains-major-challenge/ ......and...... "GE still unconvinced about demand for 797" https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-ae...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

After market support always has a scary sound to me. Remember how well Delta took the new support ideas of GE.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 47637

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

I believe the Russians as much as I believe my secret services #winning

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The problem is that the British position is contradictory in itself. a) We want full access to the common market, but we do not want to be bound by your legislations regarding the common market and want to make deals with other nations as we wish. It is simply not possible. Say the UK would succeed...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 47637

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Wait for the tariffs to take effect. So far it was mostly tweets but round 2 or 3 of the trade wars with China and the EU might show very different results.

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

It is simply not possible. Say the UK would succeed in a deal with the USA and the chlorinated chicken would be included in the deal, there is no way that the UK could now allow unlimited access to all chicken products made in the UK to the EU market, as they could contain chlorinated chicken impor...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317049

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think the text is not clear enough. Advance runs at Trent XWB thrust levels and the current test engine Ultrafan will do so too. (initial Ultrafan demonstrators are designed to run at 80.000 lbs) And they achieved to finish the stage 1 design for that demonstrator engine. Sure the idea (or to be ...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55411

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Yes the European Economic Area, which sadly misses all red lines by the UK. Still under EU law, still free movement, still paying money to the EU,....

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