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by StTim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Why is it that people are looking to blame a single point of failure?

Plane crashes very rarely happen because of a single point of failure. The stars have to align in a bad way.

There will be more than enough blame in this incident to share around.

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by StTim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41016

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Probably near 19 hours block time on a good number of occasions!

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by StTim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 180
Views: 22298

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

32andBelow wrote:
What problem? some Indonesians crashed there 50th brand new 737 into the ocean?


That is in poor taste sir.

The topic is pointless IMHO.

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by StTim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airbus Plans To improve manufacturing automation.
Replies: 121
Views: 16330

Re: How Airbus Plans To improve manufacturing automation.

I was going to say designed for automation in the early/mid 80’s and designed for automation now are very different beasts.

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by StTim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 210
Views: 23107

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

I love people on here who know what the NMA/MOM/797 is and whether this fictional plane is or isn’t a competitor to that fictional plane.

Jeez all of you lighten up!

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by StTim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

What really is appaling in all this is in reading this article is that Southwest has an optional AOA Disagree warning light installed on their MAX and is enhancing it with incorporation of an AOA guage in the PFD. Then why didn't Lion Air order their MAX with at least the AOA Disagree warning light...

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by StTim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 11007

Re: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?

I think they are still working hard on the cabin fit and this is a bottleneck. FAL seems to be a pretty robust process now.

VS could of course have BFE issues as the first example and I think there is a new seat.

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by StTim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-boeings-decision-to-omit-details-on-safety-system-in-lion-air-crash-from-manual-1544025884 Some very interesting points which might point towards deliberate underplaying of MCAS to avoid simulator training. "Engineering, training and other experts inside Boe...

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by StTim
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9224

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences. Thanks for the correction... what a draconian management decision. Welcome to ME3 and EK/QR are especially known to these treatments. Michae Crazy - what was he supposed to do? Go ahea...

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by StTim
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 210
Views: 23107

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Isn't the engine requirements (50klbs) indicating a much bigger heavier capable frame - more indicative of just under the 330-200?

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by StTim
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 155
Views: 27745

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Couple things: -Such a foolish thing to spout as Lion Air co-founder. Control your emotions/theatrics because this won't get you anywhere with Boeing, or Airbus for that matter. -Based on Lion Air's history, they are likely to damage A320's at the same rate. -So far Lion Air has not given me any re...

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by StTim
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 155
Views: 27745

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Exactly - accidents are complex events caused by a mix of failures/issues.

Usually no one comes out blameless and like wise no one party normally takes all the blames.

It is far too early yet to apportion blame.

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by StTim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Meanwhile questions re CVR go unanswered and the "news" regarding its recovery is practically nil. Pages and pages of detailed analysis on this plane's systems but veritably nothing on underwater recovery of a CVR.... I am really not sure what you are expecting? No one here has obvious in...

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by StTim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A21N Suffers Accessory Gearbox Failure (PW)
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Re: Turkish A21N Suffers Gearbox Failure(PW)

But it isn’t a failure of THE GEARBOX!

The title needs to be changed.

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by StTim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I find your comments quite insulting as I clearly do understand the system, and by the terms you are using you do not. In manual flight STS,MCAS, and Mach trim are all commanded control inputs, they are BY DESIGN addded by the autopilot even on a serviceable aircraft when the pilot is manually flyi...

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by StTim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If you look at the trim relay diagram, you will see that the cutout switches kill the 28 volts from the circuit breaker which deactivates the 3 phase 120V 400 Hz relay to the trim motor circuit plus kills 28v to the pilots trim switches and other stuff. So you have killed the control voltage and th...

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by StTim
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 15945

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

this smells like desperation from airbus. no way a simple shrink or derate matches the efficiency of a clean sheet The A330NEO is said to have an advantage on shorter stage length. So why not? This isn't a shrink, that would be a foolish and expensive step. Derating engines should be very straight ...

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by StTim
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24407

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

But you are correct that there isn't anything factually wrong in the article from blogger because there wasn't any facts really. There was a lot of speculation about the problems of the T1000 migrating to the Trent XWB because of one engine shut down. That's a much better take than just shooting do...

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by StTim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24407

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

The power of an individual blogger with no editorial review against a respected specialised journal.

Hardly equal sources really.

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by StTim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Thanks ferpe - great thoughts and why I read this forum - to learn.

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by StTim
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24407

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Olddog wrote:
It is strange how the market is supposed to push for an other engine for Airbus planes and never for the Boeing ones according to you....

Agree

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by StTim
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I read a report (can't find it now of course) that stated there was an addition new peice of automation which I think makes it harder and harder to pull back on the stick in such situations.

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by StTim
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

About "Indonesia’s Lion Air plans to meet Boeing": "Looks like the crash is starting to "touch" Boeing." -- WIederling "It does sound like this is troubling for Boeing." -- StTim Perfect example on how humans can disagree while sharing the same facts. Now try...

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by StTim
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I understand that Boeing were due to brief airlines this week but that it was postponed and is now due some time next week.

I also saw comments on them trying to reassure their employees.

It does sound like this is troubling for Boeing.

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by StTim
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 593833

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Given that the blog shows pictures of a frame in the FAL with the Virgin wing tips I suggest it is there.

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by StTim
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 229
Views: 34319

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Raked wingtips are covered by Boeing patents. The A350 / A330NEO sharklet is Airbus' response and produces comparable (and perhaps a little better) results. I do not believe that a trivial wing form can be patented, at least internationally. The invention threshold for a patent is quite high: you c...

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by StTim
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

In theory, if the investigators can reach a satisfactory conclusion without the CVR, there is no real reason to look for it. That being said, I think that in this case, the search for the CVR will continue. I wonder if this might be an example of a crash where it’s in some people’s best interest if...

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by StTim
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 428
Views: 124359

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Infographic of A338 's FF ..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A330-800-First-Flight-Infographic.jpg?wid=3626&fit=constrain https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A330-800-F...

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by StTim
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 229
Views: 34319

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I am not sure that the key tanks will be removable making them hold more fuel for much less added weight. This is how they get the range.

Not to say it won’t still need one or maybe two ACT for max range.

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bspc wrote:
StTim wrote:
Is this the first LR for any airline?


Yes it is. Delivery Flight happened today - https://a320archive.com/msn/8517



Thanks

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by StTim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

You can bet that had this been an A321neo or CSeries they would have been grounded by the FAA faster than it took me to write this. And the crew would have been deemed valiant heroes, 100% blame on the manufacturer. Here it is illiterate monkey crew and Boeing Uber Alles. Cry me a river. I'm rootin...

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by StTim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2211
Views: 416961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

juliuswong wrote:
Oh no, does this actually mean Boeing pushed a product into the market without proper training procedures being put in place (operating manual)?? Too early to conclude?


Way too early to conclude - but the information seeping out is looking worse and worse for Boeing and the FAA.

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by StTim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 682
Views: 196076

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is this the first LR for any airline?

It will be interesting to see the routes they get used on and how often the LR is actually required.

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by StTim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 21810

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Is this not similar to the 797 that Boeing is pushing? Of course on the basis that it is a twin aisle.

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by StTim
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 177
Views: 16717

Re: 787 vs A350 range

That you to Zeke and thepinkmachine for keeping this thread on track despite the efforts of some professional argumentors.

I have learnt a lot from reading it. Some of it didn't go over my head.

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by StTim
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Race to the bottom, new winner BA 77 hour trip from MCO to LGW
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Race to the bottom, new winner BA 77 hour trip from MCO to LGW

They did the best they could do. The OP is straight from the pages of a tabloid newspaper. Hear hear. BA staff to sensible decisions at each step both for them and the passengers. That then another issue happened could not have been foreseen. Race to the bottom is a stupid phrase to use for a one o...

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by StTim
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 59431

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Surely 10Y on the 777X will be different to 10Y on the A380, and not in a good way? The 777X is supposed to have a wider cabin footprint. Does anyone know if Boeing will make this available as a retrofit for current 777 models? Might be interest by carriers with newer 777W fleets when it's time for...

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by StTim
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8750

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Is there a pilot shortage or not? There is a lot written about one but FR doesn't seem to give two hoots to keep pilots.

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by StTim
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8750

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Ryanair do like to push the boundaries. I can see them losing big style on this. The letter is a pure threat especially given the court case outcome.

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by StTim
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8750

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Amazing to me how many people on here support screwing over the employees.

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by StTim
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8750

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

CRJ900 wrote:
Why is FR closing EIN? I thought it was their biggest base in the Netherlands and the biggest reason why EIN is the second largest airport in the Netherlands. Are yields too low?

Rumour is they are closing it as the pilots went on strike.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 83
Views: 8264

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

I thought that Boeing had zero deferred production costs on the 747-8 because of a write off earlier. But that was false. They still have $1.3B on the 747-8. Who knew??? https://www.businessinsider.com/r-sec-probes-boeings-accounting-of-dreamliner-747-bloomberg-2016-2 Boeing recognized that their p...

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by StTim
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4699

Re: Could LTN & STN merge to create one airport?

LTN and STN serve quite different geographies in the UK. Where I live LTN is my local airport. STN is however probably closer than LHR but it is a nightmare to get to.

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by StTim
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 593833

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Contractually delivered in December 2016

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by StTim
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 12624

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

He should have been thrown off and left to his own devices to get home. Awful inaction by the Ryanair crew.

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by StTim
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 24444

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

I would get on a plane with folding wingtips and I expect them to become the norm.

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by StTim
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 24444

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

I find the concept of a folding wing intriguing and wonder if Airbus will introduce their version to give the A321 the extra wing that is necessary to turn it into a real TATL (plus a bit) frame.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 593833

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Some way off entry to the FAL yet.

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by StTim
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41016

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

There are no additional tanks. It is additional volume being made available in the belly tank that allowed the increased tankerage.

Indeed I have read even at the ULR volumes the tanks are still not full.

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