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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

What is the baseline? We can just take graph #1 as baseline as it still includes the current staircases. So that's +25 and another +14 if we swap the rear staircase on top of the baseline. Let's be pessimistic and say the removal of the forward staircase will add just 10 seats, we'll end up with +4...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Matt6461 wrote:
Massively ignorant comment.


You are right.

I forgot to include the bankers :duck:

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Matt6461 wrote:
All of this, most likely, too little too late.


As per Bloomberg, Airbus seeks approval from existing customers so it seems these improvements are just targeted at the current customer base. Many A380 cabins will soon come up for refurbishment.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Did you notice that these are two totally separate layouts? The "first graph" has 6ab J, the second is based on using 4ab reverse herringbone J. You've combined two totally separate cabin concepts and added up the improvements. Sloppy. That's fine, let's forget the upper deck and leave th...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The method of arguing strongly like a lawyer is the best way to have the truth come out. The judges can judge; we who have points should make them. Honestly I wouldn't want to associate myself with a lawyer. They just want to suck money out of people's pockets and their future doesn't look bright .

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

None of the graphics in the threads you linked show a gain of 60 seats without going to 11ab. This graphic, the most recent, shows a 14-seat gain from rear stairs and 3-5 seat gain from combined crew rest: So there's 19 seats. Getting rid of the front stairs ENTIRELY wouldn't get you another 41 sea...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 26
Views: 2336

London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

Here's an interesting concept: a short-haul electrical airplane. A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Its plane, yet to go into development, would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. Wright Electric said by r...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2166
Views: 655074

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Also MSN 95 (Thai Airways #3) has made its way to the flightline.


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Thai A350 by Martyn Cartledge ASP Photography, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

There are a couple problems with this. First, even if an Airbus executive says something, that doesn't mean it's true in any reasonable sense. That's entirely correct. Luckily Airbus released several graphs to support their claim. We even had a few topics on the matter: Airbus Revises A380 Layout A...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1754
Views: 121599

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Here is Wow Air's first A320neo (MSN 7560):

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38708

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Well, clearly you're going to continue to avoid the question you cannot answer in favor of your original statement. I rest my case. The A330neo is getting a A350 style cabin. Everyone knows that. You may refuse to believe it, here are a few articles worth reading: http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/n...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The fact that a smaller, redesigned staircase could add 40-50 additional seats just shows how much space is wasted on useless items. The redesigned front staircase does not add 40-50 seats. Rather, the combination of redesigning both staircases AND going to 11ab adds 50 seats. That's not what Kiran...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Folks here often say this. The question is - why did airlines under-utilize the space by nominal seat count? Despite the high customization level, some items on the A380 are fixed. Like the staircase. The fact that a smaller, redesigned staircase could add 40-50 additional seats just shows how much...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16802

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

For the raw airframe, $79 million for an A330-800 is probably about right. You then need to add to that the separate CAPEX for the engines, APU, cabin, electronics, landing gear and other Buyer Furnished Equipment. That probably is another $50-80 million. Also note that the capex figure doesn't inc...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16802

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

The capex figure cannot be the purchase price. At $140 million the A338 would almost be as expensive as the 787-9, that cannot be right. Capital expenditure would also include the purchase of spare parts, simulators etc. Everything you need to introduce a new aircraft into the fleet.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Fiji Airways Group Announces Record Profit

Fiji booked a record profit of $84.5 million FJD in 2016: The Fiji Airways Group is proud to announce a record profit of $84.5 million (Fijian Dollars), earned during the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2016. Fiji Airways' profit increased by 20.5% compared to 2016 and the airline carried a reco...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 1858

Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London

Two men including a police officer have been shot outside the Houses of Parliament. There was a loud crash outside parliament, then lots of shouting. I saw a policeman being assaulted, then a man carrying a knife or gun. https://imagr.eu/up/yGHG4_C7h91yrW4AAVAVe.jpg Developing https://twitter.com/wh...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1228
Views: 42051

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

LN 1119 spotted at the fuel dock yesterday:

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Fuel Dock 3.21.2017 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 302
Views: 52403

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

* bump *

Time for UA to accept some additional 777s:

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United 777 Tails by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6019

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

c933103 wrote:
when is their fuel hedging contract going to end?


Cathay Pacific to Revamp Fuel Hedges

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6019

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

TC957 wrote:
Yet, contrary to a-net myth, operating a big fleet of 77W's isn't the automatic route to success. QF are doing just fine without them.


And when QF booked an astronomic loss in 2014, people argued that QF should have ordered the 777 :scratchchin:

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2166
Views: 655074

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB02FG/cd13b37
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And MSN 96 SQ #12 is airborne on its 2nd flight:

https://fr24.com/AIB02FG/cd13b37

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1484
Views: 101334

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

https://twitter.com/BBD_Aircraft/status ... 1705171969
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Quantos wrote:
Unclear at this time when this will actually take place, though.


It seems validation flight testing will start today.

https://twitter.com/BBD_Aircraft/status ... 1705171969

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14297

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Looks like TC-JIP has been pulled out of storage:

Airbus A330 -223 876 TC-JIP Turkish Airlines ferried 20mar17 AYT-IST after storage ex OE-IDC

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 267
Views: 58619

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

keesje wrote:
Late August is "Summer" too.


European summer spans from the beginning of July to the end of September.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 267
Views: 58619

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

One of the A330neo aircraft has moved to one of the tents at the A380 site:

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AIB1142OW 16/3/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich

PanHAM wrote:
....and they did not say where the remaining 10 will be based. Just a remark that DUS can be a nice hub as well.


Why wouldn't they put some A350s at FRA?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I think the history of under-utilizing the space relates to the fact that while the A380 is packed on some routes on some days, in general the airlines had problems wrapping their heads around filling the 100+ extra seats in an A380 relative to the 744 they in many cases replaced It's only been rec...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4231

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Revelation wrote:
And he gives LAX as a P2P endpoint therefore a point can be a hub. QED. Thanks for playing.


We will just have to agree to disagree. In my opinion, a hub is not a point.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?
Replies: 121
Views: 14004

Re: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?

Taxi645 wrote:
I didn't suggest it would still be an A330. ;)


Fair enough :)

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?
Replies: 121
Views: 14004

Re: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?

In the long run having a program below the A350 that has only 10% lower MOTW doesn't seem like an well allocated way to address the market. For now it works for them, but I reckon with the possible arrival of a GTF in the required thrust range in the second half of the next decade and the fuel weig...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 248
Views: 47958

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Just saw this - Courtesy of RoutesOnline - Southwest Airlines on Thursday 16MAR17 opened reservation for its new Boeing 737MAX 8 (IATA Code: 7M8), set to enter operations on 01OCT17. Initially, the airline will put 9 aircraft into revenue service on 01OCT17, and for the first week the MAX 8 will se...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 5424

Re: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

https://imagr.eu/up/Yp47S_C5wVXRNVUAUMshi.jpg

A bearing seal fix is due next month, and combustion chamber improvements should be ready by September.
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Go Air chief told it will take 18 months for PW to fix these issues. There is a tweet somewhere.


The issues are pretty well documented:

https://imagr.eu/up/Yp47S_C5wVXRNVUAUMshi.jpg

A bearing seal fix is due next month, and combustion chamber improvements should be ready by September.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?
Replies: 121
Views: 14004

Re: A330 fuselage stretch ever considered?

Leahy: Looking at 251t A330neo, range “up over 7,000nm.” https://mobile.twitter.com/jonostrower/status/838818272849993731 "Encrouching" the A350 space apparently is low on Leahy' fear list.. 251t, plus 9t, could give a -1000 limited range fall. At 251t MTOW, the A330 is still significant ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X to relaunch KUL-LGW with 2 777-300ER
Replies: 76
Views: 19029

Re: AirAsia X to relaunch KUL-LGW with 2 777-300ER

Guys, the plan is off the shelf. Benyamin Ismail cites the fare dumping by airlines, particularly by Emirates, have depressed the profit so much taht it is not worth any effort to resurrect the route now. Maybe sometime in the future when all numbers and right aircraft at right price come along. &q...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No titles IB A332 @ Toulouse
Replies: 13
Views: 3856

Re: No titles IB A332 @ Toulouse

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358043
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The A330 will be transferred to the new IAG brand "Level", see viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358043

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15275

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

The plane has now moved to the flight line:

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Boeing Company N7379E by Huy Do, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 18785

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

A300 assembly line and tooling is long gone, it will never happen.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Argentina ULCC Flybondi chooses the 738 and eyes the MAX 200
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: New Argentina ULCC Flybondi chooses the 738 and eyes the MAX 200

Makes sense, the MAX 200 is an excellent candidate for ultra low cost carriers.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2075

Re: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?

Current schedule shows that Airbus wants to retire the A320ceo around mid-2019.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: C919 Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

First flight is now scheduled for the end of April. http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/comac-c919-prototype-configuration-frozen-april-first-flight The configuration of the first prototype of the Comac C919 program has been frozen in preparation for a first flight next month, say industry s...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 7960

There's a fire burning in the widebody market

The glory days for new widebody orders are over, for now: The major players who buy airplanes painted a gloomy picture for sales of big jets over the next few years, with global airlines facing a glut in capacity and lower fares. The outlook is worrying for Boeing's 777 in particular. It’s bad timin...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 3321131009
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Lufthansa will station another 5 A350 aircraft at Munich, bringing total A350 aircraft at 15.

Source
https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 3321131009

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 50829

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 9814064128
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Not sure if this has been posted before:

Hazy implies that 797 will have a choice of engine manufacturer. GE will be one, P&W & Rolls will fight for the second spot. #ISTATAmericas

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 9814064128

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1024
Views: 125568

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

https://twitter.com/FlightVmax/status/8 ... 7721011200
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Not sure if it has been posted before, here's a mockup of the A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin:

Image
https://twitter.com/FlightVmax/status/8 ... 7721011200

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey talks open skies with Russia
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Turkey talks open skies with Russia

Turkey wants to strengthen its relationship with Russia and talks about open skies: Turkey is proposing a liberalization of bilateral air services with Russia, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council. “[It’s necessary] to inc...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 407
Views: 57268

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

SpaceX successfully recovered the latest Dragon capsule.

Image
CRS-10 Dragon by SpaceX, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43443

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

It's supposedly getting redesigned wings optimized for the stretch and will have raked ends with blended winglets like the A330NEO wings. Supposed to use a lot more composites too. Not a chance that that's true. Redesigned wing would be a 10-digit cost. A new wing will not resolve the main problem ...

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