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by kitplane01
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 12798

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Clearly Boeing is outselling Airbus and has for a while. Not very clearly https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2017/1/9932311_14856638065567_rId10.png https://image.slidesharecdn.com/6boeingvsairbus-151222100906/95/duopoly-boeing-versus-airbus-7-638.jpg?cb=1482358903

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 20348

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I fear that this will turn into another A321-bashing thread. Just have a look at the sales figures, the only thruth that matters. :white: Sorry the sales figures don’t tell the story. If you're Boeing or Airbus .. the sales figures tell the story. The relevant metric is profit, and since they will ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault terminates Silvercrest; cancels Falcon 5X
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Dassault terminates Silvercrest; cancels Falcon 5X

"Serious delays in the development of the Silvercrest engine have forced Dassault to terminate its agreement with Safran, and cancel the Falcon 5X programme." https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dassault-terminates-silvercrest-contract-cancels-fa-444150/ Boy ... I bet someone owes D...

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by kitplane01
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 20348

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Actually the economics vary quite a bit. Both aircraft have advantages and disadvantages. The 737 is 3-5% smaller and lighter so it requires smaller engines. A321 advantages. 1) 1-2% less fuel burn per passenger on flights over 2000nm. 2) 2" wider aisle saving a minute or two in turnaround. 3)...

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by kitplane01
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 20348

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Latest independent analysis by LNC concludes that 737 MAX 10 and A321neo are on pair regarding economics. It wipes the marketing claims of Boeing and Airbus off the table. Article https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/11/pontifications-countdown-deltas-single-aisle-decision/ As both aircraft have similar ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 79
Views: 20348

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Latest independent analysis by LNC concludes that 737 MAX 10 and A321neo are on pair regarding economics. It wipes the marketing claims of Boeing and Airbus off the table. Boeing claims the MAX 10 is 5% more economical than the A321neo on seat-mile and trip costs. Airbus says its airplane is up to ...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

On what grounds can you establish that lawful deportation orders be disobeyed? Are you a judge or trained immigration lawyer? Or just whistlin Dixie? GF Hermann Goring: "I was just following orders!" Joachim von Ribbentrop: "I was just following orders!" Wilhelm Frick: "I w...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

Does anyone know how the 777F and the 747-8F are doing against each other? The 747-8 has secured a total of 89 orders through the end of November. The 777F has secured a total of 165 orders through the end of November. So the 777F is about twice as popular as the 747-8F in terms of orders. Boeing i...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

For small package express the 777 can get from Asia back to the US in time for the overnight sort. DHL and FedEx both beat UPS by a day. That surprises me. A 747-8F cruises at M0.85. A 777F cruises at M0.84. The distance from Hong Kong -> SFO (for example) is about 7000nm. A 747-8F can carry just u...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

Why would parts supplies last longer for the 747 vs 777? I’d imagine the worldwide fleet of 777s will outlive the 747s by far, even current generation planes such as those on which the 777F is based. There's a load of airlines with very new 77W's, and more with 77Ws still on order, there's 15-20 ye...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

747-8F vs 777F

Suppose I wanted to order a new large freighter in 2017. There is no A380F, so I think my choices are 747-8F vs 777F. Does anyone know how the 777F and the 747-8F are doing against each other? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Here is my guess (and I'm so ready to be corrected) Pro ...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

It could be the deportee is a gay apostate and almost sure to be killed, or the son of a tribal elder sure to welcomed back. Consider that both men - can be the same person? Consider the choice here, for that man. Ahead of him lies a path, one that will grow heavier each day, one that when exposed,...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The PIC has a role to ensure the safety, and operation of the flight. They have no moral responsibility to enforce unless they are self employed. If the operator implicitly states on the record a PIC can choose to not fly deported individuals anytime they are from a nation the PIC "has a perso...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

Having written all that, it is sometimes moral to refuse a legal order. I haven't been told the reason yet (but am willing to be informed). Legally you can only deport people to countries where you have no reason to suspect it is likely they come to harm or getting killed. You don´t ship people bac...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

Aesma wrote:
Happens regularly in France too. Sometimes because the person being deported is unruly, but sometimes also because the rest of the passengers start making a scene when they see a deportation going on.


One might think the solution would be to refuse service to the disrupters.

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. . a) Pilots make the ultimate decision who doe...

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by kitplane01
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The figures are from January this year and effect Frankfurt Cologne and Bonn airports and Lufthansa and Eurowings amoung others. "The decision not to carry a passenger, was ultimately down to the pilot on a "case-by-case decision", Lufthansa spokesman Michael Lamberty told the Westde...

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by kitplane01
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Trivia
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Passenger Trivia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41835933
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Men travelling first class tend to weigh more than those in economy, while for women the reverse is true.

The average hand luggage is 6.1kg, but that average falls significantly in the summer and men carry on heavier items than women.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41835933

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by kitplane01
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Was there an engine in 2000 that would have worked in an 11 abreast with 18 inch seats? Typically a new plane does not directly compete with an older one, so the Airbus biggie would have been significantly bigger than a 777, and marginally bigger (and much better) than a 744. Say just a bit bigger ...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Posts on the Game theory aspect seem to look at the game as a 2 Degree of Freedom system - the A380 dropped the price on the 777X by 50 million and the price on the 777 by some figure in the millions; it is then assumed that the A380 led to an effective loss of billions of dollars in profit for Boe...

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by kitplane01
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

To me (and lots of other people) this is simple. Airbus could have spent that money to develop a different plane that sold a thousand copies, and was profitable. Instead they made the A380. Bad choice. Not really, They have sold more than what they stated was the business case number (250). What th...

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by kitplane01
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25
Replies: 6
Views: 2949

Re: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25

One of the one things that stand out from a pilot's perspective is engine out performance. Both Part 23 and part 25 aircraft are required to publish a performance number in the event of an engine failure. Under Part 23 the engine out performance after takeoff is not required to be a positive climb ...

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by kitplane01
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

The nose section of the SkyCourier may be tight for a 7' long engine and the structure a bit light for the given power, larger 5 or 6-blade prop and its ground clearance? I think the reason they went with a twin engine is clear to me now. 1) The weight puts them in PART 25 (as opposed to part 23), ...

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by kitplane01
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I see where are disagreement is. I would think that airbus could have sold just as many planes without the A380; that any airline that wants a320s or a330s would have bought them without the ability to also buy an a380. To use specific example, I think both Air France and Thai Airways would have bo...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Question: Do you really believe that Airbus needed to make the A380 to sell it's other airliners? Are there airlines out there that would not have bought A320s and A330s, but now will because Airbus also able to make a very large aircraft? 1. It's essentially about large deals, a well documented st...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25
Replies: 6
Views: 2949

FAA Regs Part 23 vs Part 25

Part 23 is the regulation that governs small aircraft. Part 25 is the regulation that governs transport category aircraft. Significant google searching does not tell me what the particular differences are. Are there lower G limits, more requirements for redundancy, or what? Can someone offer a parti...

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by kitplane01
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

And one can buy a 2,500HP turbine. A P&W 127 is 2,700 HP and ATR orders them buy the hundreds. The nose section of the SkyCourier may be tight for a 7' long engine and the structure a bit light for the given power, larger 5 or 6-blade prop and its ground clearance? "Textron Aviation opted ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Data from the article from Flying magazine. https://www.flyingmag.com/cessna-launches-skycourier-utility-twin Engines: a pair of 1,100 HP PT6A-65SC Speed: 200kt Max Range: 900nm Max Payload: 6000lbs Max Payload for passenger version: 5000lbs Enter service: 2020 Order from FedEx: 50+50 options List P...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

They’ve lost some Caravans, so it might be FDX is looking for greater safety margins. A 2,500 hp single would be pretty unique. The issue is that a Part 23 single must have a stall speed less than 61 KIAS or demonstrate an equivalent level safety, that might be hard to show in a plane this large. A...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

You’d have to find a pretty big, i.e. expensive turboprop to make this a single. Plus two engine redundancy. I wonder if this isn’t tightly drawn to FDX requirements and not flexible enough for many operators—no pressurization, fixed gear. GF That'd be my guess, Fed Ex said "We want x y and z ...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Very cool. They are also offering it in a 19 seat passenger configuration. I think it could prove popular on EAS routes and other small feeder services. Seems to be a smart move by Cessna - there are no aircraft currently produced in that segment - the Beech 1900, EMB 110/120, SA227, etc have all b...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 612453

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

My personal opinion is, that (unfortunately) the A380 has no real future and Emirates should focus on the 777. There is not so much capacity difference anymore. But all the talking about the failure ("financial disaster") is not completely true in my opinion. Airbus had no other choice th...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Two questions about this plane .... 1) Anyone wanna guess the total market size? An order for 100 is a nice start, but not enough to make an economical program. Textron must be counting on 500-1000 orders in total??? Wikipedia says 2,500 Caravans were produced, and 900 Twin Otters (DHC-6). Hard to b...

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by kitplane01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Very cool. They are also offering it in a 19 seat passenger configuration. I think it could prove popular on EAS routes and other small feeder services. Seems to be a smart move by Cessna - there are no aircraft currently produced in that segment - the Beech 1900, EMB 110/120, SA227, etc have all b...

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by kitplane01
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Labor Model
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Ryanair Labor Model

Ryanair is employs many people via secondary companies, and as contractors. In American law, there are three different tests to determine if someone is really a contractor. For tax law, the test is "Employment relationship exists if employer has right to control work process, as determined by e...

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by kitplane01
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

There can take loans with Gvt guarantees so it does not need direct funding. the tourism sector has huge potential and will need to be developed. It just needs good management, they are many professional Zimbabweans who can run the airline well. Its a matter of good management as the market is ther...

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by kitplane01
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

Air Zimbabwe/Zimbabwe Airways can be profitable so it will not need injections from Gvt hence there is no money for schools/hospitals being spent. Its possible and it can be done as long as Mnangagwa does not do like Mugabe and use it as his private airline. Routes which are profitable are there bu...

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by kitplane01
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

They just lease the aircraft and not buy, its an essential part of the economy from a business, tourism point of view. The airline exists, there are pilots so its an issue of upgrading the aircraft operated. Zimbabwe has significant infrastructure which need to be upgraded, so its not that te count...

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by kitplane01
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Expert help: Wing aspect ratio/ spanlading vs induced drag
Replies: 26
Views: 17845

Re: Expert help: Wing aspect ratio/ spanlading vs induced drag

Weight will affect induced drag, since weight affects the amount of lift required. A reduction in design weight doesn't automatically mean a higher aspect ratio. Aspect ratio is a property of the wing geometry (span^2 / area). But it does proportionally affect aspect ratio if you keep span and wing...

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by kitplane01
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I think Zimbabwe needs a national airline with majority local ownership. Its can have ET or whoever owning 49% and then the rest 51% can be listed in the local stock exchange. . WB fleet of 4 (right sized 787-8 or 9/A330-900) this will serve UK (daily), and flights to Dubai, China. Narrow bodies 73...

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by kitplane01
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 153
Views: 25530

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Poor SA, as a Brazilian I feel we`re sharing the same drowning boat.... Everything is cyclical - SA and Brasil will rise again....just keep working hard for a better world. Don't give up. I had the chance to fly SAA in 2015 and I was impressed! the food was good, the service spot on and the planes ...

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by kitplane01
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I think Zimbabwe needs a national airline with majority local ownership. Its can have ET or whoever owning 49% and then the rest 51% can be listed in the local stock exchange. . WB fleet of 4 (right sized 787-8 or 9/A330-900) this will serve UK (daily), and flights to Dubai, China. Narrow bodies 73...

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by kitplane01
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I wouldn't trust Mnangagwa at all - he's a Zanu PF tried and true supporter - likely he will be President later on Monday if (and that's a BIG IF) Mugabe does step aside. I predict he won't and that Zanu PF will impeach him. As others here have noted - this is a change of guard in Zanu PF - hardly ...

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by kitplane01
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine
Replies: 38
Views: 15280

Re: RE: RR Builds Next-Gen

I note that the F104 jet engine had three spools, was made in 1968 (the RB-211 was 1969) , and patents last 14 or 20 years (depending on type). Which engine do you mean? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Three-spool_turbofan_engines Rush of engines around 1969.. 1972: Euro RB199/RB211 and Sovi...

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by kitplane01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine
Replies: 38
Views: 15280

Re: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine

The switch to a 2 stage HP turbine implies a dramatic increase in pressure ratio. This looks like a MoM technology demonstrator... Just the right timing to get Boeing's attention... Lightsaber My understanding is that (1) Yes, they are going to increase the overall pressure ratio and (2) They are o...

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by kitplane01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Builds Next-Gen "Advance 3" Demo Engine
Replies: 38
Views: 15280

Re: RE: RR Builds Next-Gen

Quoting Okie (Reply 2):Makes you wonder if the limited number sales for the 777 is the driving force for GE to continue with the 2 shaft vs 3 shaft on the 9X. I think the fact that RR hold multiple patents for 3-shaft configurations has a lot more to do with why GE are sticking with 2 shafts rather...

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by kitplane01
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 15254

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

What should happen is that the government of Zimbabwe does not spend money on prestige projects like having it's own national airline. There are in fact lots of airlines that can provide airliner service. Instead, they should spend whatever small amount of money they have on things like food and roa...

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by kitplane01
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Leasing
Replies: 4
Views: 4164

Aircraft Leasing

When an airline leases an aircraft, who owns the seats and other interior components of the aircraft? And does this differ from a short to a long lease?

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by kitplane01
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 493
Views: 122228

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I am proud of Alitalia for outlasting all of the drama on this thread! People keep posting, and Alitalia keeps flying. I flew the reconfigured 777 in J this summer from FCO-JFK, and it was the most pleasant flight - with the best food - that I have had in a decade anywhere in the world. I will abso...

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by kitplane01
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 5599

Re: Slot congested airports

Slot Controlled means that airlines have actual defined slots that they control. Formal Schedule Review just means that the FAA reviews the airlines' schedules to ensure that they are feasible given ATC and airfield limitations, and if they aren't, they work with the airlines' Flight Ops department...

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