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by Slug71
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 28648

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When is the ANA bird supposed to be out of paint? Cant be far off?

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by Slug71
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26426

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

If Airbus is going to go down this road, they'd be far better off with a clean sheet design, than an update. They probably need something on the smaller end too that can compete with the ERJ. Maybe a 4 member family with 2 optimized wings. Base - stretch, base - stretch. I think it will be tough for...

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by Slug71
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future
Replies: 53
Views: 7789

Re: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future

The 66 A339s in the original order remain firm, which many on this site doubted before Farnborough only a few months ago. Perhaps that is the real news here! You missed the news, they had firmed it up during Farnborough. The real news here is that the 787 is still in play despite losing out on the ...

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by Slug71
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4736

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Perhaps a JV between RR and SAFRAN?

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by Slug71
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad

What would the resale value be for this A345? I am guessing somewhere in the neighborhood of 50m US or even less? I honestly think that, even though it's only 10 years old, unless some other country is in the market for a VIP-configured plane, the worth of an A340-500 aircraft (only 36 built) is li...

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by Slug71
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects

I would imagine any of the current Super Lynx users are potential future customers.

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by Slug71
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 85
Views: 5054

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

C-17 production stopped too late...USAF got too many of them that they did not need. This. Last I read (albeit some time ago when production was ending), the USAF was willing to sell some of their C-17s if an international customer was interested. I think that article is based off someone's pipe dr...

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by Slug71
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12860

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

MSPNWA wrote:
It's not an issue including A220 deliveries. What is the issue is not increasing the target by an equal amount. It's not being honest with the delivery target.


Its just a target. Airbus effectively lowered their target. Given all the powerplant issues, they probably wont reach their target anyway.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12860

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

How dare they include Airbus A220 in their production list! Blasphemy I tell you! They are including C Series jets BBD produced and sold. That is not the point of the delivery number which is used to give investors guidance on expected revenue. Including aircraft they have no right to list is borde...

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by Slug71
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 550558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sayan777 wrote:
Is MSN 290 in FAL.If this goes in FAL a lot of rumors will be squashed that Etihad is cancelling the A350. If they had to cancel they would have done it way earlier.


Doesn't appear to be. Doesnt look like parts have started arriving yet either. According to the Production List anyway.

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by Slug71
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia accidentally leaks image of future high-speed helicopter
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Re: Russia accidentally leaks image of future high-speed helicopter

The Russians have a few beauties in Aviation. But sometimes they just come up with weird sh*t.

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by Slug71
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33077

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

I doubt very much that Airbus is going to do the A380+ for just LH & EK, especially with the trouble they and EK are having with RR to get any improvements on the existing engine. They need some more carriers to be interested. That depends. The Plus "upgrade" is rather minimal. But th...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 64
Views: 6489

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

angad84 wrote:
Does the E-7 have full-360 coverage for its radar? Because I'm not sure the Erieye does.


The Erieye doesn't. 300° IIRC.
It just got a range increase with the ER though. It can also scan ground and maritime targets (simultaneously), which I'm not sure if the E-7 is capable of yet.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19805

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

I think Revelations observations and adherence to the historical facts are spot on. Historically speaking it does (did) look like a NEO was considered orca 2-3 years ago when the T1000/TXWB were new engines ( the latter requiring a half stretch).But for whatever reasons it didn't happen and that's ...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19805

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

Just purely from a mathematical point of view, let's say they would make the 380-800 or -900 with a completely new wing (777X-style), how far off would we be from a potential TwinEngineOption? Meaning, how much additional thrust would we need from the most powerful engine today (or in 10 years time...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19805

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

That article is from 2014, before the T7000 was even a thing. The T1000 has also been updated to the TEN (which is what the T7000 essentially is). There is a very small weight difference (roughly 200kg) between the the T900 and T7000. The T7000 appears to weigh less than the GP7200 in fact. The T70...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 550558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hotelbravo wrote:
Do we know yet if the A350–1000 is going to get the longer winglets and new wing twist? MSN225 still has the first gen winglets... What is the next 35K to come off the line?


The wing twist came from the -1000. No word on whether or not it will get the taller winglets.

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Arguably, Airbus' biggest mistake was not pushing the new engine option sooner. Alas, perhaps too late now but the A380 would have had a better chance of delivering some blistering seat mile economics. Correct. Full engine commonality with the A350 would have been a great selling point. A330neo als...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19805

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

First thing is engines. Much of the current defecit comes from a 2 gen old engine and I doubt the current engine manufacturers will be willing to develop a new plant... To fix this any future A380 needs to use stock 330/350 or future derivative engines. Thing is, the current A380 did not get stock ...

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by Slug71
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I personally, and a number of other people I know, would always fly an A380 over a 777. Even if it is 1x daily. I personally, and a great number of other people I know, would always prioritize frequency over most other factors, including price if the difference is minimal. So.....? It's more about ...

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by Slug71
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Forbes article hits hard: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/16/with-the-first-a380-on-the-scrapheap-after-just-11-years-airbus-bad-bet-can-now-is-obvious/#670a82a78a51 The A380 is a great plane, but the market is clearly going to the big twins, in particular the 350 and the 787. The m...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I would put it closer to 15 percent improvement that is needed to justify the investment for some new generation. However there is no point in wanting better engines now that are only available by the mid 2020s. So the best strategy would be to save the investment for later and build existing A380s...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

So I guess EK is stating they want better engines, but the business case is not there for the engine makers to invest in such improvements. In exchange EK is probably trying to wring more discounts to make up for the "higher" costs of operating the A380. This is what I think is going on b...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

The customer does not matter, as long as he is not willing to pony up more cash for a flight on the A380 and to match the coming 777-9, the ticket price would have to be about 15% higher. So a 1000$ ticket costs 1150$ because you fly the A380. Ask yourself how likely that is to be a success. A good...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I would say this A380 deal is void though.
We're all talking about the effect this has on the A380, but this deal still hinges on the 787 power plant deal. EK still has to deal with RR or GE there. So any sour grapes will spill over to the 787 deal.

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 15790

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It will be interesting to see if any remaining CEOs are converted to NEOs.

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

ScottB wrote:
A GEnx (or a Trent XWB) would be a fine engine choice for the A380 if the market actually existed to support the cost of certifying the new engines.


The TXWB is too heavy, but the T7000 will work.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I basically agree. That said, I will go on the record here and state that IF the RR order is out the window, EK will order EA engines for the 36 orders at risk. EK are brinksmen in negotiations and I'd expect nothing less than a red line in the sand that will shift when they believe they have squee...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11887

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Policy needs to be changed to SERVICE animals only.
No more ESAs. This is getting ridiculous now.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67149

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Sounds like RR is pushing the T7000 for the A380. And possibly Airbus said no? I'm sure GE would rather have the GEnx on there too, hence the non aggressive push for the GP7200. RR stated some time ago, that the T900 wont receive any more PIPs. Emirates wasn't happy then. Which is probably how we en...

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by Slug71
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 550558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Movement for MSNs 52, 55, 112, 141, and 161, seems very slow.

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 64
Views: 6489

Re: Brittain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Makes the most sense for them.

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19805

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

I think theres a good chance there will be a stretch. But who knows if it will be as long as the -900 was supposed to be.
But that decision will likely not come until 2025ish.


I still think we'll see an improved Plus "launch" though. Possibly with the Trent 7000 and GENx.

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's
Replies: 19
Views: 2808

Re: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's

The A400M is a much bigger aircraft and it most certainly can refuel in air. The A400M can't refuel helicopters. Testing produced very bad unexpected results. So now they need to purchase a subfleet of KC-130's to refuel helicopters.. So the point of the A400M was to cover the majority of transport...

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by Slug71
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 664
Views: 52463

Re: F-35 news thread

Nomadd wrote:
CNN just can't resist adding the same bunch of crap to the end of every F-35 story.


It's CNN...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17670

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Any video of this floating around?

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 550558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines?

Next year should see a good ramp up.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 2405

Re: Lockheed stealth tanker aircraft

In the era of stand-off weaponry I fail to see the niche for this expensive-looking aircraft. Naval aviation might have a use for a smaller carrier-based tanker (prototypes are already flying) but otherwise where is the need for expensive stealth in a full size flying gas station? They traditionall...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 6069

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Theres the ERJ, but yet to be seen if it will be updated or replaced. I definitely think there is a marker for that seating capacity.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 550558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Nice to see Qatar deliveries finally caught up. With the exception of 2 or 3 -1000s. After looking at the production list, looks like -1000 activity is increasing too. Should be roughly 7 frames sitting around? 4 ULRs around (1 at the delivery center and the rest in flight testing?), with 3 more in ...

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116519

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

My guess is, Airbus hangs on to the -800 proto for freighter/mrtt development.

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by Slug71
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 60605

Re: T-X Requirements Released

What are the chances the winner chooses to partner with Northrop Grumman for the production avionics?
Considering they supply the F-35, B-21, F-22, F-16, and B-2 with avionics?

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 10097

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

They've certified a 6-seat aircraft, which has little to do with a 40-tons fire fighter. The article doesn't mention to which standard the -103 has been certified, which could make a world of difference. They'd apparently also need to certify it with two different engines, again not something appli...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 10097

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by Slug71
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 267
Views: 60605

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Why would that be a ground for protest? Because they used newer technology? Because they have a smarter design? The contracts not being spread around. "Favouritism". By dollar value? Lockheed has the biggest project by value (F-35) NG the second biggest project (B-21) Boeing could get the...

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by Slug71
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 10097

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Great news! Hopefully it will materialize.

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by Slug71
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 15790

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

August CEO backlog update: (A319 + A320 + A321 = Total) Dec: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395 Jan: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385 Feb: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366 Mar: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331 Apr: 20 + 155 + 146 = 321 May: 20 + 150 + 135 = 305 Jun: 20 + 131 + 126 = 277 Jul: 19 + 121 + 118 = 258 Aug: 19 + 118 + 113 = 250 August ch...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program
Replies: 27
Views: 8809

Re: Safran inaugurates open rotor test program

Aerospace America asked the Safran research and technology VP about the open rotor project in last month's issue: So Safran will be flinging birds at the test engine for two years, :duck: and they added another five years to the projected service entry date. :( I wonder whether the development actu...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Released pictures of the moment of the A400M crash in SVQ (2015)

Makes me wonder if the outcome could've been significantly better if they had (a) lowered the landing gear and (b) set the wings level prior to impact/landing. The ground looks smooth and pretty "landable". Engine failure alone should not be a reason to crash like this. I see that they hi...

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by Slug71
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 6108

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

More than likely not enough demand beyond what it currently is.

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