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by Faro
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 20400

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

PW1200G: Only modern engine. Because this is a frankenstein engine, a new design conventional (non-GTF) could compete, but no market. PW1500G, no real competition for its size. Its one big advantage is all the other new engines/platforms are too optimized fir longer flights. This 90 minute optimiza...

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by Faro
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11729

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

RR will not fail, the Chancellor will find the money to bail it out/nationalise it if the worst case scenario comes to fruition If only for the basic reason that the UK government cannot afford to have the maker of a sizable chunk of the world's civil turbine engine fleet simply die off and cease o...

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by Faro
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11729

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

33,1 billion assets versus 41,3 billions liabilities. That would mean they are bankrupt and living on some form of undertaking of financial support from a third-party...where do these figures come from?...are they consolidated or for the holding company stand-alone?... Faro 2020 half year results. ...

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by Faro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11729

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

Sokes wrote:
33,1 billion assets versus 41,3 billions liabilities.




That would mean they are bankrupt and living on some form of undertaking of financial support from a third-party...where do these figures come from?...are they consolidated or for the holding company stand-alone?...


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by Faro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 54
Views: 10327

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It’s a perfect storm in Dubai. Some of the big hitters, EMAAR, DAMAC, Jumeirah Hotel Group & of course EK - amongst many others, are bleeding heavily. White elephants aplenty; The World Islands, DWC, Palm Jebel Ali & Deira, QE2. yada yada...ego decisions that ignored common sense. That said...

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by Faro
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 88
Views: 11729

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

So much bad news for RR in their first half results: ⋅  £2.8bn negative cash flow ⋅  £3.3bn loss on trading ⋅  £1.5bn losses due to bad currency hedging So how much: - Cash resources, including unused credit facilities; and - Capital do they have left?...that is the ac...

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by Faro
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 57
Views: 8069

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

The advancements in renderings are incredible. It's amazing the technological leaps that have happened in supersonic aircraft development since the Concorde stopped flying so many years ago. I feel confident that very soon we'll have even more impressive renderings. I'm hoping for a bit more red an...

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by Faro
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 563
Views: 90642

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Seattle Times has posted their summary: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-finalizes-and-opens-for-comment-its-plan-for-the-return-of-boeings-737-max Part I thought was most important was a summation of the update to the most important checklist: One key change is to an emer...

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by Faro
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 333
Views: 68440

Re: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow

anxo75 wrote:
The fact that they are not giving up is astonishing...



They’ll become the little airline that could if they make it...


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by Faro
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 244
Views: 46018

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

A330-200 is too small...B767 is too small and unsuitable for many long-haul routes. Fast forward, we got B787 and A350 into the scenario and it paint a different picture for the widebody market. Both model effectively replace B777-200ER. It's not long until they do the same for B777-300ER in the fu...

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by Faro
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 244
Views: 46018

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Well, as for variants, B777X would be the equivalent to B747-8. B777-200 is the equivalent of B747-100 B777-200ER is the equivalent of B747-200 (1st major success) B777-300 is the equivalent of B747-300 B777-300ER is the equivalent of B747-400 (Last major success) So, their best days are over alrea...

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by Faro
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 244
Views: 46018

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

A lot of orders are shaky right now. A lot of people want to swap on cancel anything. But the airlines who’ve ordered the 777x are probably anyone’s best bet to take aircraft. They at least are not going to lose money by canceling 1. I actually suggested that B777-300ER is actually extremely popula...

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by Faro
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 244
Views: 46018

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

ewt340 wrote:
309 is a bad number for such program.



Admittedly 310 is better...and so is 610...but unless you are privy to the actual 777X R&D, testing and production cost figures, 309 being 'bad' is quite a wobbly proposition...


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by Faro
Wed May 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of inflight showers
Replies: 22
Views: 3102

Re: The future of inflight showers

The future of commercial inflight showers?...none...

This was more about EY and their over-the-top addiction to gimmickry and 'prestige' offerings than anything else...sound economics and EY management are two diametrically opposed concepts...


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by Faro
Fri May 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26497

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

What’s the reason for Etihad’s existance? Abu Dhabi is small and could very well be served by literally anyone else in the region. Etihad serves the same role to Abu Dhabi as Emirates does for Dubai, to assist in growing the city and economy by attracting business, expats and tourists. I agree that...

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by Faro
Thu May 21, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3105

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

L1011 also set a record or two in terms of greatest corporate losses I believe... Besides the ugly Tanaka corruption scandal in Japan and the Starfighter corruption scandals elsewhere... And besides almost bankrupting Rolls Royce via the RB211 development... Definitely a talented company yes...but a...

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by Faro
Sun May 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97428

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The A380 is one thing...if by year end traffic figures continue to be as grim as they are today...the 779 may be next...deferrals or outright cancellations...


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by Faro
Fri May 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21565

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

MoKa777 wrote:
Sit down Etihad!




Heheheheheh :rotfl:

No No No! I've got the biggest, fattest, deepest pockets of all you lot! And with COVID-19 I'm a gonna run amok all over the place and flex my parents' deep deep pockets!...


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by Faro
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 174
Views: 19440

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

I remember watching the first flight on CNN. Her best angle was always head-on when you could admire her magnificent wings. Yes, because from any other angle, she is one of the ugliest --if not THE ugliest-- airliners ever flown. Short, pudgy, inelegant with a stubby low-aspect wing way too big for...

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by Faro
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20601

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

I'm a business owner too, where's my quarter's worth of subsidies? With people across Europe going through harsdhip, small businesses going insolvent right and left, why should the taxpayers be propping up these mega corporations before they are even insolvent? Why doesn't Lufthansa try to sell equ...

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by Faro
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?
Replies: 37
Views: 4527

Re: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?

B727-200 empty weight was a little over 100k whereas a 738 is around 90k Pretty big difference That’s it right there...there’s a reason why no-one builds T-tailed airliners anymore...that’s all the reason you need...the rest is secondary... Faro Comac would disagree with that statement... I think I...

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by Faro
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17145

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

When is this project due to pass the financial point of no-return...when are its promoters due to commit their share of the multi-billion investment this project will need?...

If there is no clear answer to this question, this whole thing is sadly just a pipe dream...


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by Faro
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17145

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

The engine is facinating. The two row fan is unique. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_Affinity Lightsaber Well, not so unique as that...the TF39 did it with 1.5 fans in the early sixties... https://media.defense.gov/2016/Apr/12/2001514186/780/780/0/160325-F-BO262-006.jpg Faro

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by Faro
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61561

Re: AF retired its first A380

I guess we shall see if a relatively new bird gets taken up, or if all the threads saying the SQ birds were not taken up because of the old wiring were bunk. This is LN 040, 26th to fly, 29th delivered. This is a test of the A380 aftermarket. Alas, little hope. This example must have been marketed ...

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by Faro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?
Replies: 37
Views: 4527

Re: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?

Max Q wrote:
B727-200 empty weight was a little over 100k whereas a 738 is around 90k

Pretty big difference



That’s it right there...there’s a reason why no-one builds T-tailed airliners anymore...that’s all the reason you need...the rest is secondary...


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by Faro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How difficult it is to upscaled GTF
Replies: 30
Views: 3437

Re: How difficult it is to upscaled GTF

Are airlines ready to welcome PW come out of the big-fan leper colony?...Even the GTF was,fortunately not a stellar success... Faro Pratt engines are and Have been very reliable from the JT8D, JT9D, PW2000 and,PW4000and have been industry Leaders for many years going back to the Early fighter days....

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by Faro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9436

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

In one word...Trust...have manufacturers/airlines now re-established it with PW?...


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by Faro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How difficult it is to upscaled GTF
Replies: 30
Views: 3437

Re: How difficult it is to upscaled GTF

Are airlines ready to welcome PW come out of the big-fan leper colony?...Even the GTF was unfortunately not a stellar success...


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by Faro
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60248

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Agree that at this stage Chapter 11 seems 90% certain scenario. Cash is burning out, with the developing crisis it will be hard to obtain extra financing. No one needs their airplanes even if MAX is cleared to fly. Chapter 11 is intensive care, it's not the morgue... As other have said, the US gove...

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by Faro
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60248

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Agree that at this stage Chapter 11 seems 90% certain scenario. Cash is burning out, with the developing crisis it will be hard to obtain extra financing. No one needs their airplanes even if MAX is cleared to fly. Chapter 11 is intensive care, it's not the morgue... As other have said, the US gove...

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by Faro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1657
Views: 312899

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

We can we expect the first hints/inklings/rumours re actual fuel efficiency?


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by Faro
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet
Replies: 40
Views: 4544

Re: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet

Anytime the phrase "aspiring rapper" is used you know your not dealing with a Rhodes Scholar. Enjoy Canadian Rail. The silver lining being that the wild in Canada can be spectacularly beautiful...maybe that will inspire in him a sense of wonder, humility and ultimately...a modicum of wisd...

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by Faro
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 1000, GTF & LEAP Issues Update
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Trent 1000, GTF & LEAP Issues Update

Is there any news and/or updated statistics on the following problem engines: GTF • No new issues discovered? There were several with the GTF… • Has PW finalised the details of technical fixes for all known GTF issues? • Number of fixes implemented vs number of in-service engines affected. • Latest ...

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by Faro
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14990

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

Automatic take-off today, automatic one-engine climb out tomorrow...

A major advantage of that would be avoiding accidentally idling the active engine...


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by Faro
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1657
Views: 312899

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Just announced via email. It is this Thursday



Best of luck! Will be watching if it's in the morning...


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by Faro
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: +4,624,897 passengers at Vienna in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: +4,624,897 passengers at Vienna in 2019

A 17% increase in traffic only due to added low-cost airlines? Surely there must be another factor, 17% is just too much...


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by Faro
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is too much wing flex bad?
Replies: 33
Views: 6856

Re: When is too much wing flex bad?

One would think a minimum amount of wing flex is necessary to dampen out turbulence...if a material existed that was light, sufficiently strong while being perfectly stiff, you would get every single impulse resulting from turbulence being directly imparted to the cabin...not a very comfortable ride...

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by Faro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24730

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

We don't know which aircraft is where? Wtf? Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk I think he means that clarity increases with time...months ahead of a given flight date, they won't know...but as the date comes closer and closer, the fog will gradually lift...till one day before the flight date...

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by Faro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?

Thanx...so it's essentially weather that is the deciding factor...from both a fuel consumption and comfort point-of-view...


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by Faro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?

Thanx Zeke...so what are the considerations that would dictate one routing over another?...clearly L607 is the preferred routing but is sometimes not taken up...I was actually on TK697, departing at 03:40 Egypt local time...presumably at that hour, airway congestion is not an issue...and prevailing ...

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by Faro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?

On a recent flight from HBE to IST instead of tracking north-northwest (351° direct magnetic track) to IST, we initially followed a north-northeast track of approximately 015°, heading towards Cyprus. This continued for perhaps 150nm before the track was adjusted westwards to gradually align with a ...

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by Faro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31291

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

Difficult to guess what a new Airbus narrowbody might be...assuming it's not a A225 of course, 2030 looks to be too far out for that... Perhaps a folding wintgtip narrowbody or some measure of underside laminar flow...can't see where a 2030-horizon engine would come from though...would have to be a ...

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by Faro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8838

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

I humbly submit that many of our kind posters would benefit from an introduction to the basic principles of accounting...it's an arid and thankless domain, but would do much to introduce clarity to our discussion...will try to do a little write up tonight or tomorrow...


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by Faro
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43350

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

First of all, I believe EK to be a subsidised entity built so that Dubai could be populated and an artifical economy sustained. Desert land or reclaimed land would be sold high above its value leading to diversification from oil incomes, etc... EK's 2018-2019 financial statements are starting on pa...

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by Faro
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 11030

Re: A350neo with GE engines?

The article says "a significantly advanced GEnx-1 variant incorporating an air bleed system and material and design enhancements". Can this provide a significant improvement on the Trent XWB? Unless they incorporate substantially ALL of the technologies incorporated in the GE9X --and that ...

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by Faro
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43350

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

The current traffic and airspace still has enough wiggle room. By 2025, this wiggle room will be consumed and then smaller aircraft will be penalised. :checkmark: :checkmark: Yes, today the industry worships frequency. Commercially it has become much more important than the hard or the soft product...

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by Faro
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors
Replies: 19
Views: 5154

Re: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors

We are undebiably pushing existing technology to its limits...unless and until some really new engine or airframe tech emerges, this will become the new norm...


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by Faro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Windscreen Upward Visibility: Why the Big Pinch?
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: 787 Windscreen Upward Visibility: Why the Big Pinch?

What regulatory minima have been infringed? Do you have something specific that you think violates regulations on the 787 windscreen? With all of Boeing's woes, I think it's one thing they got right, and I haven't heard any complaints about visibility on any Boeing airplane. If you're sitting up ne...

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by Faro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22848

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Frankly, how much savings per flight do these mean catering cut-backs provide? Off-set that against people's perception of your acquired cheapness and you're left with what?


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by Faro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Windscreen Upward Visibility: Why the Big Pinch?
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

787 Windscreen Upward Visibility: Why the Big Pinch?

Comparison of the upward winscreen visibility of a 787 vs an L-1011:





Why the big pinch in the centre of the upward field of view in the 787? I frankly don't see how this is within regulatory minima...


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