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by Francoflier
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 129
Views: 17657

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

Airbus has a 4 bogey setup they used on some earlier 320's which they can probably use if they need to. That's a persisting A.net myth that I'm surprised you are still (involuntarily) propagating, given you've been on this forum for a while. These gears were developed for low runway loading operati...

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by Francoflier
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1672
Views: 163545

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another successful launch! And a third successful landing for this F9 booster! Congratulations yet again SpaceX! Tugg I believe core 1047 has only flown once before (Telstar 19V in July), which would make this its second landing. The next mission, however, should see core 1046 (the first block 5 bo...

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by Francoflier
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 226
Views: 27010

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

And you? What the hell do you have to add? Do you have any idea at all about the cutout switches on the pedestal? And what training the pilots receive? I know that on the Boeings I flew, pulling the yoke should cut the stab working against me. I also know that the cutout switches cut hydraulic powe...

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by Francoflier
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 226
Views: 27010

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Oh Dear. So much confusion and so little understanding. I have carefully read-through all the gibberish and can only say: "Please read Post #15". The stab-trim ran-away. THAT IS WHAT YOU DO! sheesh! Are you a pilot? Do you know at what speed the MCAS would run the stab towards Nose Down? ...

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by Francoflier
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1459
Views: 308829

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The poor airmanship claim is only my assertion, based on the fact that no matter what else the pilot is supposed to aviate, and that means noticing if his plane starts nosing down and doing everything possible to stop an uncalled for descent. It also means setting the throttles to a power setting a...

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by Francoflier
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia

Right. As opposed to being routed through the US where it is a well known fact that no government organisation parses through most of the internet data at all, ever... Rule #1 of internet privacy: there is no internet privacy. And Google might have been a cool up and coming tech company 15 years ago...

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by Francoflier
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many types of manufacturer 'option' systems are there on airliners?
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: How many types of manufacturer 'option' systems are there on airliners?

There's quite an incredible amount of options available to clients on modern airliners. They range from the size of cargo doors to the type of upholstering you want on the cockpit seats. Apart from the examples cited above, the avionics and communication suites are highly customizable, you can choos...

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by Francoflier
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 76
Views: 3703

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Rather than criticize progress you’d be better off accepting it I have, at no moment, criticized the new flight control design by Gulfstream and BAE. I'm sure it'll work very well. I am also aware of the limitations and quirks of the Airbus FBW along with the functioning of more conventional flight...

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by Francoflier
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 76
Views: 3703

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Flight control systems that keep Pilots in the loop and fully aware of all modes and phases of automatic and manual flight by providing maximum feedback are not ‘ancient paradigms’ but vital design features that significantly enhance pilot performance and flight safety I am assuming that this affir...

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by Francoflier
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1672
Views: 163545

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Sounds as if they are fairly well down the line already. To be honest I'm not sure. They wanted to go straight to building the thing, now they're talking extra steps, such as doing a scaled down version, as if to validate the concept. This sounds like more work and more time to me as they'll want t...

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by Francoflier
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 14573

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

I wonder if the arrangement would include the rights to the older Dash 8 models and whether Viking might be interested in resurrecting them, as they've done with the twotter. Given their niche positioning, I can't really see them supplying and supporting a global fleet of Q400s for established airli...

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by Francoflier
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints
Replies: 30
Views: 4697

Re: Norwegian tops the charts...for complaints

Sounds like the usual ULCC passenger syndrome to me... Many are happy to pay peanuts for their tickets, yet demand the full service treatment when anything goes wrong. It happens to other LCCs, but as long as it doesn't deter people from buying tickets, then who cares, really? People always go for t...

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by Francoflier
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 76
Views: 3703

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

E pur non si muove...

:biggrin:

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by Francoflier
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 76
Views: 3703

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Having said that I think that linked, active side sticks are a big advance and what Airbus should have done originally, along with back driven AT Back to the subject of back driven controls, and especially in the case of back driven thrust levers, I cannot disagree more. After 10 years on the Boein...

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by Francoflier
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6147

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

EstherLouise wrote:
I predict that, in 24 hours, Trump will be taking a shot of Dilaudid in the ass and 10 mg of Haldol to sleep. Then, he'll end up drooling in his pillow and peeing the bed.


Isn't that his daily routine?

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by Francoflier
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33062

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

Well, this is airliners.net and not philosophers.net but I would say that picture of the A380 is just a symbol the author used to stress his words „big things“. :old: True. It doesn't necessarily have to do with the a380 at all. It just happens to be their flagship. So that leaves just about... any...

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by Francoflier
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33062

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

Why can't it just be a new a380 destination?

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1672
Views: 163545

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Closer to Earth - both metaphorically and literally - SpaceX has bagged 2 launch contracts for Falcon Heavy in the last couple of weeks... https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-new-falcon-heavy-launch-contract-prospects-stabilize/ https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-two-commercial-contracts-9-d...

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advances in aircraft utilization
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Advances in aircraft utilization

I agree that is has more to do with extreme data gathering and analysis by a host of advanced software at several levels of the airline business than just aircraft utilization optimization. What used to be guesstimates and gut feelings in an uncompetitive market are now quasi-scientific methods in a...

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explosive decompression question
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Explosive decompression question

Maybe it's paranoia talking here, but does a very specific question about bombs and airplanes from a new user whose very first post it is seem suspicious to anyone else?

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 26886

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

I'm surprised it is so profitable as the crew costs alone must take a ferocious bite out of the revenue. Then, at the end the hotel costs for them all. Doing ultra longhaul properly ain't cheap and QF does do things properly. You are way overblowing crew costs. First of all, this flight would not c...

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Milk is Racist?
Replies: 37
Views: 1357

Re: White Milk is Racist?

Scorpius wrote:
Give a little more freedom and tolerance in the Western sense - and soon the word "white" will be racist. And it will be replaced with something like "light african".



Annnnnd here we go...

:sarcastic:

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by Francoflier
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 26
Views: 3148

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

The crew interface (i.e. the flight deck and everything in it) has stayed much the same for obvious certification reasons. Pilots who possess an A32x rating need to be able to operate a 1988-built A320 (if there were any left) and a 2018-built A321NEO seamlessly on the same day. The cockpit and its ...

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 411
Views: 115624

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

lol.

The spiritual successor to the A310.

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 7341

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

And this is why you keep your seatbelts on regardless of the signs...

No help for the cabin crew doing the service, however, or whoever was using the loo.

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by Francoflier
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW

Revelation wrote:
Maybe she was celebrating Canadian Legalization Day? :biggrin:


I know I'd smoke a lot of pot if I was married to that kind of human trash can and couldn't get out of it...

Anyhow, was it a C-32?

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone collision test (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 3280

Re: Drone collision test (video)

But, did they thaw the drone before launching it?

:duck:

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5313

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

It's only natural for manufacturers to diversify and consolidate their supplier base, especially in light of Boeing's issues with its supplier chain in the 787 debacle early in the program. The south west of France hosts a lot of competent and experienced aerospace suppliers that cater to the severa...

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by Francoflier
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9738

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

It still would take less time to develop and certify an a321neoxxxlr+++ / a322 than it would take Boeing to do a clean sheet NMA, even with a new wing. As such, Airbus is sitting on the current lineup and only has to wait to see what the competition will look like when it's announced to decide how t...

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 5837

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

These tropical storms are only going to get stronger and more frequent. It might be time for the US military to reconsider the financial viability of building non-hardened facilities in the region.

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 2501

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45798643 This is why we're doomed as a species... We haven't evolved out of greed and short-sightedness, regardless of how much we understand these behaviors to be detrimental to the greater good and on the long run. As long as the Aussies don't start cry...

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care
Replies: 140
Views: 5109

Re: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care

Remember, it's only fake news if it has a liberal bias...

:innocent:

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

These 'Millenials are killing...' headlines are fun.

Unable to adapt your business to the constantly shifting World? Blame millenials!
Why would you analyse your own failures when you can blame an entire generation for not living the way you did decades ago?
:boxedin:

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 2501

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

MSPNWA wrote:
You're making the error of equating human beliefs with scientific facts. One is considered debatable among the world population. The other is not.


And the Most Ironic Post of the Year Award goes to!...

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by Francoflier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 2501

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

I share that pessimism. I have no trust in the ability of mankind to come together and tackle the problem, as evident as it may be. We simply are not collectively smart enough. We will continue to do too little too late, until climate change has a direct and consequential effect on every single one ...

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by Francoflier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 178 engine fire at Las Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: JetBlue 178 engine fire at Las Vegas

Massive amounts of sensationalism from that article, as expected... There is no confirmation that there was a fire. It could have been an oil / hydraulic leak. There was no evacuation. In other very important news, the Sun rose today, thus narrowly averting the end of the World after it inexplicably...

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by Francoflier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJW ROFL
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: SJW ROFL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWA0rukqrYQ
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He does do funny stuff.

I quite this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWA0rukqrYQ

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by Francoflier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 34
Views: 4115

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Odd thing ( to me) is that the BE-4 is designed from the ground up indeed inception as a reusable engine,yet here they are planning to throw them away each time (Unlike Blue Origin).Makes no sense to me,but clearly does to ULA (Boeing) who are of course doing exactly the same thing with the fabulou...

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by Francoflier
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 34
Views: 4115

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Here's is a piece of news that I didn't see posted on the MilAv/Space forum yet, probably because it is barely news at all... ...ULA has officially settled on Blue Origin's BE-4 for its Vulcan launcher, thus confirming what everybody pretty much expected already. https://spacenews.com/a-look-at-blue...

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by Francoflier
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)
Replies: 27
Views: 3361

Re: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)

Anyway, people really don’t understand point of this topic so all of this time that I lost explaining was pure waste of time. People don’t understand and care about regulations and frankly they don’t care about new possibilities with airliners generally. I made mistake, people on this forum are gen...

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by Francoflier
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17438

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

I've heard my share of rumors from airline 'insiders' that were worth less than the time it took listening to them.
This one, by its very ludicrousness and complete lack if substantiation sounds like one of them...

...then again, ET is 100% owned by Ethiopia's government.

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
Replies: 26
Views: 1264

Re: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Espionnage works in all directions, but in this case, the West is going to have to admit that it's handing China the stick to beat them with...

...all in the name of greed.

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by Francoflier
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger
Replies: 20
Views: 5711

Re: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger

There's always one guy who ruins it for everyone else...

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 49032

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Several commercial aircraft have more than one certified MTOW. It allows for lower airport fees where the operator does not need the full take off weight of the airplane. Typically larger aircraft on short routes. Since Airbus will mostly use the Belugas on short flights across western Europe, I'm g...

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Datalink winds and updates - where is the data coming from and how does it work.
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Datalink winds and updates - where is the data coming from and how does it work.

When I load winds and view them for a given waypoint, some are displayed in small font and some in large font. Both the B747-400 and 747-8F FMS manuals say the Large Font means pilot entered winds and the Small Font means propagated winds. Over places like Eastern Russia or at lower altitudes over ...

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by Francoflier
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:

The current generation of airliners have quite a lot of spare capacity in the holds for cargo, especially long haul aircraft. Add to that the explosion of routes and frequencies all over the planet that has occured in the last decade or two, and the general availability of belly cargo capacity has r...

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7339

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

Most pilots prefer bigger planes, as they are considered more prestigious. I wouldn't say prestige has a lot to do with it, though some do suffer from the big-shiny-jey syndrome. Wide-body time does help build a fancier CV, however. It's all about pay, conditions and benefits. I'd much rather fly a...

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by Francoflier
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)
Replies: 27
Views: 3361

Re: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)

Don't get me wrong, but the reason for argument was: if you sold a couple of thousand units, you are more eager to develop derivatives. I certainly wasn't arguing with that. On the contrary, merely emphasizing the point against the OP's hypothesis of a possible MC-21 NMA contender. Although, on pap...

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