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by PW100
Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt
Replies: 33
Views: 5213

Re: Swedish airline NextJet goes bankrupt

Poor example since there are piston engines burning jet-A. From wikipedia : A jet engine is a reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion. So jet means jet propulsion => turboprops don't power aircraft that way. With the danger of gettoing too much off topi...

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by PW100
Wed May 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 79
Views: 7307

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

WkndWanderer wrote:
Except that the United order from Boeing was a domestic transaction within the U.S., whereas the BBD sales were for Canadian exports to the U.S., which does actually make a difference in terms of unfair trade arguments and dumping.


Correct.
It's the basically legal dumping vs illegal dumping . . .

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by PW100
Wed May 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 4173

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

WPvsMW wrote:
More details on NH's three A388s entering TYO/HNL service "spring 2018". . .

Spring 2019, I would think . . .

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by PW100
Wed May 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 299
Views: 54264

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

salttee wrote:
I don't believe that guy ever saw the radar returns from Pulau Penang. I believe he made up the "wing dip" from whole cloth.

Is a "wing dip" manoeuvre even recognizable as such on (primary) radar returns?

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by PW100
Wed May 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 299
Views: 54264

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Interesting that lots of large news agencies are willing to put the article out saying the pilot did it. With no other evidence to support otherwise, I have always agreed with the theory. But at the end of the day, there still is no factual evidence to prove the pilot's ill will. If the pilot did i...

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by PW100
Mon May 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

Given the huge distance of 6,7&8 runway complex to existing main terminal, one wonders if keeping SHA runway complex and associated terminal wouldn't be more efficient.
If they have money to spare, perhaps invest in extending the Maglev from PVG to SHA interconnecting both airports.

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by PW100
Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina: Top 20 International Airlines and LFs
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: Argentina: Top 20 International Airlines and LFs

Surprised to see KLM above Air Europa.

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by PW100
Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 299
Views: 54264

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

salttee wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
or a strange mechanical issue including depressurization.

Only applied ignorance of the facts could bring anyone to that conclusion.

And some don't need facts to arrive at a conclusion.

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by PW100
Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 59
Views: 10036

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

SteelChair wrote:
It creates "alleyways" that constrain surface traffic flow.

Intrigued by your thoughts, but I don' think I fully follow. Can you elaborate a bit further on the constraints?

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by PW100
Fri May 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6375

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

a340crew wrote:
Norwegians will increase LGW-JFK to 3 times daily.


Bring in the HiFly A380 . . . :-)

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by PW100
Fri May 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 8027

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

What's next . . .HiFly A380??

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by PW100
Thu May 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26427

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

You must be kidding !! Nice cherry picking of years !!! If you start a year earlier (93 sales) and go a year later (182 sales) - different picture. You're talking about the fastest sell and fastest delivered WB in the history of aviation. Wait until you see the numbers at the end of 2018. Poor effo...

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by PW100
Tue May 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo
Replies: 21
Views: 4262

Re: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo

420 meter overrun through mud is quite a lot. Seems more plausible they just landed in the mud. This has never happened before though right? :rotfl: :stirthepot: Latest info suggest it wasn't an overrun but left the runway sideways, mid runway: http://avherald.com/img/lion_b738_pk-loo_gorontalo_180...

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by PW100
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Did they ever find the fan blade that entered the cabin? I remember reading a few days ago that they hadn't. The fan blade did not enter the cabin. The root cause of the 17 April accident continues to elude the airline, whose executives expressed surprise at the extent of the damage caused by the c...

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by PW100
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14307

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

PW100, yes, I’m the same guy that said EK was “virtually” parking 380 frames a number of months ago because they had too few crews and not enough demand to support them, they parked up to 11 at any one time. . . . The crew shortage is across both the 777 and the 380, right now it’s impacting the 38...

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by PW100
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5033

Re: Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable?

Are modern aircraft engines really becoming less reliable? For me that is a firm NO. Not even close. Looking at IFSD-rates (In-Flight Shut Down), modern engines are more reliable today by a full order of magnitude than 25 years ago. I think we see a couple of trends that make us believe they are mo...

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by PW100
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 20933

Re: 787 Scrapping

It was a testbed airplane!! The costs to bring it up to production standards would be more than the airplane would be to Build it NEW.. Small detail: it was never intended to be a testbed airplane . . . LN005 was always intended to be part of the testing and certification program and then reconditi...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 20933

Re: 787 Scrapping

After 5 years in storage, they couldn't sell it to anyone? I'm surprised, I'm sure a charter airline would love a used 787. It was a testbed airplane!! The costs to bring it up to production standards would be more than the airplane would be to Build it NEW.. I see. Makes sense. Small detail: it wa...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14307

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Says it all in the title Are you the same guy that first wanted us to believe that EK has (way) too many A380s, overordering, don't know where to fly them, only to park lots of frames? And know you are telling us that EK ha ssuch huge demand for A380 flights that EK can't find sufficient staffing? ...

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by PW100
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 299
Views: 54264

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

It is also true that probably at least one person has proposed a theory that Capt. Zaharie may have wanted to send the plane to it's grave somewhere along Broken Ridge, but that was just speculation about one facet of the total story. Nobody's belief about MH-370 hinged on speculation about that is...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHU7PBIezB0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcALjMJbAvU Please note that 1) no debris is going through the fan case in these videos. Lots of things going on (incredible vibration levels) but no release of high energy debris in plane of rotation; 2) dediacted test dus...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

you don't think the window was impacted by a portion of the engine or its components? Most likely not. Admittedly, it's a bit juggling with definitions. Engine cowling and inlet duct are not considered engine parts: they are not included in the Engine Maintenance Manual (EMM) or engine IPC (Illustr...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Given that the window was not in line with the fan disk, I don't expect it was shrapnel. If it was, it certainly did not have any significant level of kinetic energy left (which basically is defining characteristic of shrapnel in this sense). High energy shrapnel would have hit the window in the fa...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I read PW100's post as to mean that (insert standard disclaimer for speculative comments based on highly incomplete information here) that the engine failed in a contained manner, but was shocked so badly that the cowling shattered. In other words, the energy was transferred through the fan case an...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What are the odds of a piece of shrapnel being expelled in your direction into a small 10x14 opening? Given that the window was not in line with the fan disk, I don't expect it was shrapnel. If it was, it certainly did not have any significant level of kinetic energy left (which basically is defini...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What are the odds of a piece of shrapnel being expelled in your direction into a small 10x14 opening? Given that the window was not in line with the fan disk, I don't expect it was shrapnel. If it was, it certainly did not have any significant level of kinetic energy left (which basically is defini...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What are the odds of a piece of shrapnel being expelled in your direction into a small 10x14 opening? Given that the window was not in line with the fan disk, I don't expect it was shrapnel. If it was, it certainly did not have any significant level of kinetic energy left (which basically is defini...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26758

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Not sure why you think that was an A380 fanboy argument . . .

I don't see how the A380 is a function in those problems you describe. If at all, the smaller the plane the bigger those particular problems.

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by PW100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26758

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

To make a profit one has to first cover the cost. The bulk of Dubai-India carried by Indian carriers, not EK. Connection traffic fares are heavily discounted across all cabins. The highest trip cost in the industry + Bloated workforce(World's top #3) + Heavily discounted ticket prices = Yuge profit...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Uncontained failures are extremely rare, but they do happen. I have read that one passenger died, but it is not certain that it was the one sucked out the window. When you consider how many jet engines are flying and how much stress that they endure it is amazing that they are as reliable as they a...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Birds at FL320 is pretty much a non-starter. That's not true at all. Ruppell's Griffon vultures, Demoiselle cranes, Common cranes, Bar-headed geese, and probably plenty of other species that I don't know about-- have all been observed flying over 30,000ft. Granted, none in this area... but still. :...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5176

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

Probably totally urelated, but the (in)famous "Vodka Burner" video came to mind . . .

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by PW100
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3194

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

Turboprop propellors aren’t actually attatched to anything within the engine itself, save for a reduction gearbox. That's not entirely correct. The PW100 RGB also drives the AC generator, hydraulic pump, overspeed governor and pump (providing hydraulic pressure to the propeller control system), and...

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by PW100
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 29852

Re: Boeing moves to keep 777X on track after engine snag

MileHFL400 wrote:
Hopefully we ll have atleast two functioning engines and not just a carbon fiber shell of an engine by the time the plane rolls out in a year.

Potemkin enignes . . . :duck:

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by PW100
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36135

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

1st MD-11F D-ALCB http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r687/pcl138/398D5FFA-22B9-42CB-9BC3-1685E3FF2684_zps3iyrpitw.jpg https://instagram.com/p/BgVOiT6gkAe/ EK413 The paint job on the rudder and tail has a frighteningly resemblance to the sloppy paint jobs I used to do on my model planes in my young...

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by PW100
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19802

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

[..] This aircraft had to be parked and depressurized so the door could be opened, so there would be some chance this was an accident, that opened the door too soon before or after the jetway was removed. [..] The FA fell from one of the aft doors, per the photo. There would be no jetways that conn...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2275
Views: 286423

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

If this has been posted already, I apologize for the duplicate. Jon Ostrower recently posted this on his personal website (he left CNN). https://jonostrower.com/2018/03/the-boeing-797-of-2025-is-this-2018-conceptual-nma-rendering/ Until we know the wingspan, weights and engine...we don't know much ...

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by PW100
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1466
Views: 139520

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

SpaceX footage from Falcon Heavy launch. Includes center core landing. https://youtu.be/A0FZIwabctw Ummm, That wasn't a landing. That was a rapid unplanned cannonball. Very Awesome shot though. Wish they had shown it earlier. Lucky it didn't hit the ship. Probably would've caused even greater damag...

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by PW100
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gets boost from Air Berlin collapse in Germany
Replies: 43
Views: 9280

Re: Delta gets boost from Air Berlin collapse in Germany

Arniepie wrote:
I think he meant AMS, which is a big DL base inherited from the Northwest era.


Obviously . . .

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by PW100
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24596

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

Revelation wrote:
PW100 wrote:
You drive 12 Tesla X's ??? :eyepopping:

You don't ??? :confused:


Wanted to buy a used one, but then found out somebody shot it to Mars . . .

On a more serious note, I still believe your comparison is flawed.

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by PW100
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24596

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

IAG have been on the record several times wanting more A380's. I'm on the record wanting a Tesla X but am not willing to pay the asking price, even though I have money in the bank and could readily get loans to cover the cost. Guess me and WW have something in common (we want something) and Tesla a...

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by PW100
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gets boost from Air Berlin collapse in Germany
Replies: 43
Views: 9280

Re: Delta gets boost from Air Berlin collapse in Germany

flydude380 wrote:
Why doesn’t Delta just set up a hub in DUS and operate ex AB routes? It would be just like the Pan AM days! :)

Perhaps because they have exactly such operation 200 kms down the road . . .

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by PW100
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17590

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

I wonder why LH should use an A321 on FRA-JFK when the route can fill much bigger planes. I guess the answer is that such a plane is not intended for FRA-JFK (ignoring ops outside main wave/bank hours at FRA/JFK), but perhaps for some of the following: STR-JFK TXL-JFK CGN-JFK HAM-JFK HAJ-JFK NUE-JF...

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by PW100
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8689

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

In my opinion, I'm not exaggerating. The way I read it, suggesting Xian can take a bigger workload in the context of Airbus leaving the UK may as well suggest moving the entire production. However, my point stands that there is no evidence Xian Aircraft will take more production. That's an assumpti...

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by PW100
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37740

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Perhaps the days of 'derivatives are us' may be over. A320neo and 737MAX current order books do not support that thought (just ask Bombardier . . . ). What I find particular interesting, and perhaps pretty worry some to Airbus at this point, is that apparently Boeing is able/willing to undercut A33...

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by PW100
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 146241

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

0 . . . but KL's A350 deliveries have been pushed back another year and will now arrive between 2021 and 2023. Too late to replace 744 full pax, so I expect the A350s for KL will be just -900s (if they ever come... :old: ) Apparently Janaillac confirmed this week that KLM would start receiving their...

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by PW100
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6248

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

Weren't these shrouds made of CMC material? In other words, one of the core enabling technologies for the LEAP? Replacing turbine shrouds is generally not a big deal in an engine shop. Usually this is outside on-wing scope, and usually a test cell performance validation run would be required. Howeve...

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by PW100
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10566

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/05/boeing-executive-rules-out-reviving-767-passenger-jet.html It's a small article without a great deal of information or data, but it seems that Boeing is almost certainly not going to restart 767 production. They haven't absolutely said no, but it certainly appears th...

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by PW100
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7780

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trump-steel-aluminum-1.4557060 Isn't this expected to affect Boeing and make Airbus more competitive in the long run? Don't think it will affect Boeing nor Airbus. First aluminum is slowly being replaced by composite materials. And secondly, I dont think the type of ...

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by PW100
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96205

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

If the source is from US, then unless the source is directly related to the airlines, even if HA are indeed going to order 787, how do they tell whether HA changed their 33N order or not? Would it be that people in Boeing are almost successful in selling those 787 and assumed it would displace the ...

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