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by fabian9
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5294

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

They’ll keep selling which means the order book will keep growing well into the future. Once sales reduce and the order book is running low, production rates will be reduced to keep production going for as long as possible whilst new buyers are found. If no new buyers are found, production will ceas...

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by fabian9
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68829

Airbus Launches A321XLR

I felt this deserved to have its own thread (to keep Le Bourget Airbus orders thread clean of discussion about a new type being introduced). Mods feel free to delete if you disagree. Press release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airbus-launches-longest-range-singleaisle-ai...

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by fabian9
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7582

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Black is a poor choice of colour for thermal management reasons on the ground - gets hot a lot quicker in a black plane compared to a white one.

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by fabian9
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8965

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

The critical point is not what method is required to open the door, but what method is used to deploy the slide ? Is that a simple push button? Before take off the crew gets a command to “arm doors and cross check” - you’ve probably heard it before. The crew will then “arm” the slide so that when t...

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by fabian9
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4337

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

This should be impossible to do by design.

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by fabian9
Tue May 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

So the airlines that bought the "first generation" CS300/A220 got an inferior product? This is always the case with everything in life, especially technology. As technology advances previous generations of products will be “inferior”. However if you always wait for the next generation, yo...

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by fabian9
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35131

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Airlines and military, raise your acceptance standards for the benefit of crews and passengers, and OEM's are sure to follow. I disagree wholeheartedly with this - a company’s quality department should always set a higher standard than the customer expects. Don’t turn the customer into the quality ...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716422

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1) Why did they not reduce thrust? Would a reduction in thrust not initially result in a further pitch down moment on the aircraft as this is effectively a rear wards change in thrust below the centre of lift? Kind of in the opposite sense of direction of increasing thrust last when performing a st...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716422

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My take on reading the accident report is that the flight was saveable until they turned the Electric Trim back on which reactivated MCAS which due to the high speed they were travelling at they were not able to recover from as the airspeed was excessive. I can’t find the part of the report that sa...

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by fabian9
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716422

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The flight was okay after turning it off for several minutes - but it appears as though they flicked the switch again and turned it on (Electric Trim) which the Boeing bulletin says specifically not to do. They probably turned on the electric system again as they couldn't trim the plane correctly a...

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by fabian9
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11752

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Are aircraft manufacturer employees held to the same standard we are on the ramp when it comes to aircraft crashes? For those who doesn’t know; if you are working on the aircraft as a ramp agent, a gate agent, or a Fueler.. etc... we get charged with man slaughter for every person on the plane and ...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713793

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What many are forgetting is that MCAS (and its higher THS deflection angle) have been implemented for a reason. It wouldn’t have been introduced in the first place, or changed from 0.6 to 2.5deg deflection, if it wasn’t required to create a “stable” aircraft. The fact that the system has had to exis...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11752

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

ST suggested that Boeing made changes to the way MCAS worked after the certification was done and did not update them on that. If proven true, is that a criminal offense? The MAX is essentially a build up of MODs, and that MOD stack is part of its certification. To make a change after certification...

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by fabian9
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 20994

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385704

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

To get a feel for the time it takes to go through the trim range, here is a video of the 787 trim test.

https://youtu.be/-IlsPnMPYHE

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385704

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Good observations. So based on the 738 pic above and what we see in the video at 4:28, the jack screw on the wrecked a 763 would have been at a much greater “nose up” type attitude right? Obviously that doesn’t show what the elevators were doing. Does that jackscrew control trim? Yes the jackscrew ...

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385704

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U At 4:28 in the video, you can see the jackscrew for the tailplane (I could be wrong though). It's at it's lowest/highest point on the screw? Does that look about right? If the NTSB suspected mechanical failure, would they really let j...

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by fabian9
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Frances Concorde Simulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Air Frances Concorde Simulator

Is it the one at Aeroscopia museum in Toulouse?

http://www.musee-aeroscopia.fr/fr/actualites/le-simulateur-du-concorde-au-musée

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manufacturing-related accident or incident
Replies: 26
Views: 2731

Re: Manufacturing-related accident or incident

QF 32 is probably one of the more high profile ones in recent times, the cause being a misaligned counter bore within a stub oil pipe leading to a fatigue fracture. I don’t remember if the engineering drawing of the part was missing a concentricity tolerance berween the pipe and the counterbore? If...

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by fabian9
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 freighter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3461

Re: A380 freighter?

No this is incorrect. They started building, but it was never anywhere near finished.

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by fabian9
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Announces 2018 Deliveries - 800 a/c Delivered
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Airbus Announces 2018 Deliveries - 800 a/c Delivered

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2018.html

Pretty impressive numbers?
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didnt see this posted anywhere yet. Mods feel free to delete if I’m just being blind.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2018.html

Pretty impressive numbers?

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by fabian9
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 10736

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

twicearound wrote:
Let me clarify. His statement said the US was "to far away" from most of the world's population.


China and India are far away from the US, and have between them 2.8 billion people. It’s all relative, but the US’ 360 million people are not a lot in comparison.

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

If you haven’t come across it already, seatguru is a good website to check details for specific seats for a flight.

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by fabian9
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33428

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Just landed into LFBO.

Edit: or not - looks like it’s doing a touch and go.

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by fabian9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s in a Delta flight number?
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

Yeah that was my initial reaction as well. However DL9770 was ATL-TLS on 9.4., and DL9931 was TLS-ATL on 11.4., both on a 767.

Would DL fly a whole 767 worth of staff to TLS just to go pick up an A350?

There was an A350 transfer flight today (DL9959).

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by fabian9
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s in a Delta flight number?
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

What’s in a Delta flight number?

Does anybody know the system behind Delta flight numbers?

Eg DL9931 ATL-TLS on 11.3. seems to be an odd one as it’s 4 digits and starts with 9? All other flights this a/c did recently were 3 digit?

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by fabian9
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35544

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

The photo doesn’t do it justice. On the tarmac in Toulouse it looks pretty good!

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by fabian9
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A388 at MNL
Replies: 11
Views: 3386

Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Does BA use Lufthansa Technik for maintenance? They have a base in MNL (eg Qantas use them/have used them in the past for 380 C Checks).

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by fabian9
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22248

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Lipstick on a pig? So what we have is 63 identified customers ordering just over 3,900 airframes. Say at a super low ball cost of 275 billion dollars. It appears the people with brains are willing to spend a pile of money on pork. Imagine what they could fetch with your go fast stripes. Another a.n...

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by fabian9
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22248

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Don’t like the aircraft, nor the livery. To me the MAX looks like a chavy boy racer car with just about every mod done to it that one could think of. Take a 60s design, slap on some bigger engines (in my opinion too big for the short stubby landing gear), add sharklets, add scimitars, add raccoon ey...

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

skane340 wrote:
WOW, thank you for the input! I have learned something new.
But maybe making last page default would be an idea :-)


But then you would be missing the OP on threads you haven’t visited before?

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Most aircraft that have trim tank have the surge tank on the right side Only?
Replies: 27
Views: 3717

Re: Why Most aircraft that have trim tank have the surge tank on the right side Only?

I would assume it’s usually on the right hand side as this is the service side of the aircraft? In case of overspill out of the tank this might be favourable?

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by fabian9
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

I find the new system much easier to follow compared to trying to find “Part 15” of a 29 part thread on the old system.

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by fabian9
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19812

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Mimark06 wrote:
…and they're still dragging it around ON the nose wheel?


Presumably it's designed to sustain the max weight on the nose landing gear using one wheel?

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by fabian9
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 237150

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

fabian9 wrote:
A340 MSN1 is currently test flying.


Pictures of the flight:
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/flying-the-blade-airbus-flight-lab-a340/

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by fabian9
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 237150

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

A340 MSN1 is currently test flying.

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by fabian9
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Netters: Rank Your Most Revolutionary Commerical Aircraft.
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: A Netters: Rank Your Most Revolutionary Commerical Aircraft.

PatrickZ80 wrote:
The 757 / 767, first glass cockpit.


Wasn't the MD-80 the first to have a glass cockpit?

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by fabian9
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Netters: Rank Your Most Revolutionary Commerical Aircraft.
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: A Netters: Rank Your Most Revolutionary Commerical Aircraft.

3. A320. Airbus had the insight to take an existing military technology (true fly-by-wire) and apply it for the first time to commercial jets. Doesn't Concorde hold that honour? For me it's Concorde for the reason quoted above, and the fact that it enabled supersonic commercial transportation. My n...

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10335

Re: TXL to be kept open

Wouldn't it make more sense to keep SXF, after all it's just on the other side of the BER runway?

Maybe they could dig a tunnel between the two sides of the runway?

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by fabian9
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 195781

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Unlikely for Airbus to do this without having a launch partner agreed.

Le Bourget tomorrow morning should be interesting!

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by fabian9
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 5425

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

ikolkyo wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
STUPID QUESTION TIME

How exactly does one tell the difference between a CEO and NEO?



Engines, that is it.



The other smaller indicator is the missing pylon extension fairing that was removed for neo.

The pylon is essentially much higher up, and shorter (due to removed PEF).

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by fabian9
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 399163

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

MSN6464 now landed in TLS.

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by fabian9
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530913

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

-1000 flight #4 now airborne.

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by fabian9
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor A321 Ground Incident At SXF
Replies: 20
Views: 10131

Re: Condor A321 Ground Incident At SXF

Incredible repair.

I'm interested to know, who is responsible for the design effort to make a major repair like this one happen? Would it have been designed by Airbus, or could this have been done by a MRO?

Fabian

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by fabian9
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Search After 15 June
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Forum Search After 15 June

Is it just me or do forum searches only show posts from before 15 June?

Sorry if it's been discussed before - tried doing a search but obviously not getting any relevant results!

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS
Replies: 13
Views: 6591

Re: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS

https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/n757hw
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Just had a look a pictures and it does indeed look like that's the one - thanks for clearing that up!

And here is the confirmation:
https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/n757hw

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS
Replies: 13
Views: 6591

Re: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS

It was white and red, and it was taxiing around AMS around 4PM CET today (22/07/2016). Impossible to tell if it was arriving or departing I'm afraid. It was definitely an A320 size, the engines and tail looked like an A320, no wing fences. No 737 either however as it didn't haven't the classic 737 k...

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by fabian9
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS
Replies: 13
Views: 6591

Strange looking A320(?) with bulge at AMS

All, I just saw what I believe to be an A320 at AMS. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to snap a picture, but it appeared to have a bulge on the starboard side roughly above the front door. Does anybody have any idea what this may have been? Maybe any keen AMS spotters that are around? As I said b...

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