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by Revelation
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14358

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/C99D/production/_103831615_photo-2018-10-12-11-04-13.jpg While waiting for landing in Bombay the passengers spent their time by signing all together: „All in all it's just another brick in the wall.“ ;-) „So you thought you might like to Go to Mumbai? If ...

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by Revelation
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Not much has changed since 3 weeks ago ( https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374685&p=20734381#p20734381 ) where I summarized what I could find about the RR engine status, and indeed that a stumbling point is almost certainly how Boeing and the various subs would be addressi...

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by Revelation
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14358

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

It is somehow by the grace of the supreme beings that this didn't cause a major deadly disaster. Sadly too, it just encourages the stereotypes of India in too many persons. From my armchair investigator perspective, it is possible several factors were involved in this incident. Started takeoff too ...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 865
Views: 113845

Re: A400M Update

In the 1990s, Germany had planned to buy 75 Future Large Aircraft. In the late 1990s, the Antonov AN-70 was the German favourite. It was cheaper than the A400M, Germany would have been able to afford that many and had allocated the corresponding budget. Then came the British and French and persuade...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

Where are the rest of the parked-up A380s then? Some may be up for sale but there are no lines of them at Teruel waiting in the dust...... https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-a380-superjumbo-scrapped-for-parts-history-2018-6 says: LN3: Scrap LN5: Scrap LN6: HiFly Google 'a380 scrapped' and you g...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 865
Views: 113845

Re: A400M Update

No, as it implies that Germany are trying to sell aircraft which they currently operate. And somebody on this forum, on Twitter or elsewhere will certainly spin that into: "The A400M is such an awful machine that the Luftwaffe wants to get rid of it", which is a lie. And they will spin se...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9265

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

A321xlr is late by 2023 because they would only have 3 to 4 years advantage over NMA. So I think a321xlr that is as early as possible is more than needed to take as much as possible market share of NMA. Remember A330neo lost market share because airbus lost precious time , if they had a330neo in 20...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Do we have a reliable engine? P&W,RR,and GE/CFM have all submitted engine proposals. IMO GE/CFM is a lock, but i'm not sure rr or p&w gets the other option. my moneys on rr tho 'Proposals', well, according to several sources GE are not sure there's a business making it worth their while. RR...

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by Revelation
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 865
Views: 113845

Re: A400M Update

Read the quote again, Gruebel said the ministry continued to explore multinational use for the 13 planes, but it made sense for the German air force to use them in the meantime to offset delivery delays on the other 40 A400M aircraft Germany is buying . The aircraft that Germany already tried to se...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

And yet that bike sells better than the competing bike, is very economical to ride, is very user friendly to the rider, and is ready to ride 99.4% of the time. It's the most popular bike in it's class. We know for sure that the frame is carbon fiber! :D Don't knock Dennis. I've heard he is a very s...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

The red is no more unfortunately. A friend of mine in sales at Boeing got a screaming deal on some maroon 777-X polo shirts though :D I really wanted one but they're all gone already I want a Dreamliner bike: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DosYEJZXgAEt5FP.jpg:large Ref: https://twitter.com/BoeingCEO/s...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9265

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

It just shows that, contrary to what some on a.net want to believe, the mystical Boeing NMA/797 doesn't fit every airline business model. Show us where someone is saying that, or admit that you're trolling. When you read the comments, that's what transpires. I disagree. In fact most posters here op...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9265

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

WayexTDI wrote:
It just shows that, contrary to what some on a.net want to believe, the mystical Boeing NMA/797 doesn't fit every airline business model.

Show us where someone is saying that, or admit that you're trolling.

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 42
Views: 6820

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

This thread seems to have surpassed that one in length And the nonsensical thread "AirTran: What would it be like today" thread has 48 participants and climbing. It just goes to show you how little interest there is in classic civil aviation, which is quite a shame. Hundreds of people use...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9265

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

EIS 2023 for an A321 XLR suggests some serious modifications Either that, or the A320 family non-shelved manufacturing changes are taking more time than one might think. :stirthepot: Regardless, this makes a lot of sense for TS. They've been in the Airbus camp for quite a while, and the enhanced A3...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9406

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

MIflyer12 wrote:
Odd that this is described as a management shake-up. It looks like simple headcount reduction not a commitment to new people in senior roles.

The key point was "no frontline employees" were cut, so we could call this a non-senior-management cutback.

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: TUI wants the 797

Reading the quote you posted, it states rather clearly that Boeing is presenting the airlines with a blank sheet of paper, asking them what they'd like. That's pretty much as far removed from payload/range charts, performance numbers, timelines and what have you, as it gets. And the bit about 'sche...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

Very nice!

For comparison, the red-orange "Sunrise" livery of 2011 featured on the 747-8:

Image

I got to watch that same ship do some touch and goes at KBFI back in 2012 or so.

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: TUI wants the 797

Until such time Boeing actually proposes the aircraft, complete with technical details, it's nothing but a marketing tool. I know there's a big difference between a proposal and a product, but to reduce this to "nothing but a marketing tool" is way off the mark. We know Boeing has hundred...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 865
Views: 113845

Re: A400M Update

Let me try to explain; if the requirements go up & you're the only deal out there, that helps. Let me try to explain, the US Army has a terrible history of developing new weapon systems, most programs collapse long before deployment. So if you read on a web site that the Army has finally decide...

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by Revelation
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: TUI wants the 797

The mythical 787 is a bit like unobtainium. No-one knows exactly what it is or what it'll do, nor when it'll be available. Airlines have already pledged their interest, but I suspect it's mainly their marketing departments issuing statements; technical people tend to have a need to see actual techn...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: TUI wants the 797

Does anyone know what the 797 is? 737-11 with 757-200+ Range? 767-200 size with 737-10 Efficiency? The Air Current seems to capture the current thinking the best ( ref: https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-development/this-is-boeings-nma/ ): The yet-to-be-launched NMA is slated to arrive in 2025. Fir...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 865
Views: 113845

Re: A400M Update

With these positive developments in additional capabilities being added has there been any renewed procurement interest? It seems market requirements (vehicle dimensions) are going up making current smaller platforms obsolete. Probably what Airbus is hoping for. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

IMO the 20+16 deal showed that EK is somewhat desperate to keep the A380 alive. STC is now looking at 2030 for a transfer to DWC and even that seems doubtful. So if EK wants to grow or just maintain its scale it absolutely needs the A380. Yes. I think after STC's demands for "copper bottomed g...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 45
Views: 7221

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

The 'basic economy' strategy is working -- you make the baseline product so bad that anyone with the means will pay extra to avoid it. NO, I didn't intend that way. Given the pricing competition, most airlines are stripping down their prices,, adding a basic pricing tier, yet Delta sees a double-di...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

GE is a risk sharing partner on the 777X program. Chances are low to see some GEnx on any A380. IMO the 777X isn’t a true competitor for the A380. At least not at Emirates. Yet the primary reason STC is balking about taking more A380s with fuel burn shortfalls has to be fear of being undermined by ...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 45
Views: 7221

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Nice quarter. Looks like passengers don't mind paying more for premium tickets (a 20% increase in premium product ticket revenue for DA). Let's see how other airlines report. https://news.alphastreet.com/us-airline-stocks-set-to-report-third-quarter-earnings-heres-what-to-expect/ The 'basic economy...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

On the face of it, what law was broken? There is no mention of money in the article , just voluntary requests for information. Right, but the NYT article says there was an "all-expense trip to China" to start, and a subsequent trip as well. So, this is "trumped up" (tm) to some ...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

they could order a version powered by the Trent 1000 or...... if they want to go down the stretch path the Trent xwb. The wing was designed to support a stretch, airbus's design cost will be minimal. Truth being known they already have the larger design plans done. just do the cheap solution ..... ...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

TFA says: A U.S. Department of Justice statement said Xu, a deputy division director for the State Security Department of China’s Jiangsu province, targeted several U.S. aerospace companies, including GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric Co (GE.N). It described another unnamed firm as “one ...

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by Revelation
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo A320neo Returns To Base After Auxillary Gearbox Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Indigo A320neo Returns To Base After Auxillary Gearbox Failure

In a terribly written article, Bloomberg ( Airbus Grounding Said to Be Caused by Pratt Engine Gearbox Issue ) eventually tells us: The captain of the service to Ahmedabad turned the A320 around and returned to Bangalore following the oil-pressure warning from one of the jet’s two engines, according ...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

Ironically the EU rules that kept the EA engines off of aircraft needing ETOPS compliant engines like the proposed 767-400ERX meant the EA engines had no customer other than the A380. At the risk of thread drift, could you please elaborate on this issue? V/F https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 91
Views: 12737

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

The A330 replacement will probably a ~205T MTOW widebody to give it the range (early A330 range) and capacity needed to sit at the upper end of the MoM nicely between an A321XLR capability plane and the A350-900. The required thrust range for that plane will be very close to a 505T MTOW A380NEO. Th...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

There is another part to the GP7200 story. Pratt and Whitney. With Pratt's ongoing cash burn over the GTF motors as well as their focus on that gearbox technology as the future driver for them, can anyone see them ponying up their half for multiple nested PIPs on an outdated engine for a relatively...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

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

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

A lot has been spoken about Emirates limited taking off slots.Indeed they have themselves ! And it's not just slots per se they have to be a roughly the right time for decent one stop connections. But it's ( much) worse than that.They have been very limited -by many countries wishing to constrain E...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 25
Views: 2184

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

A small two engine modern jet liner (737/320) is a pretty inexpensive frame for the military. Isn't most of the money in converting it to a radar plane and a refueling plane? Doing one of each is likely a twofer the price of one. Yes. On the other hand, if you decide to start with a Comet derivativ...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

Quite possibly the best post in this entire thread. You clearly "get" marketing and branding. As a professional in that industry, it is particularly critical to distinguish yourself in a space where you are selling a commodity product/service (which is what the airlines do). The hatred to...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3561

Re: Made in America Boeing KC390 for USAF ?

Keesje, it would be best for you to actually read the GAO assessment of the Boeing protest instead of continuing to propagate false information. Congress did not alter the requirements, the USAF rebid the contest as per the direction of the GAO to the tender documents and the second time following ...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine

The manufacturing to improve fatigue life is going to be key. GE is well ahead on this technology. CMC high turbine components are a game changer. As big a deal as the GTF. entry / first element into the HP turbine is a guide vane set? Following images should help: http://www.industrial-electronics...

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by Revelation
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

In the end, the A-380 is a plane designed for a market that does not exist. Airbus forecast a market for 1,200 VLA planes and expected the A-380 to grab the bulk of those orders. Airbus was right that the bulk of the VLA orders was grabbed by the A-380 but dead wrong on the fact that there was a 1,...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
Replies: 26
Views: 1067

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

You can't just insert chips ( by some uniformed PLA members? haha ) and be done with your spying. You need to alter the PCB too to connect that spy chip into the system such that a system infiltration becomes possible. TFA said: The chips had been inserted during the manufacturing process, two offi...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 40515

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

One last question...the storage at VCV won't degrade the planes? I mean they are there baked under the sun and all the rest weather conditions, for almost one and a half year allready. Not to forgret...Boeing as a company is still open for new orders, or the line slowly closes? I am refering to the...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 MTOW increase
Replies: 20
Views: 4671

Re: A350-1000 MTOW increase

Aviation noob here but how did the A35K achieve the increase asdf 3t MTOW? I'm guessing its a bit more difficult than increasing the fuel tanks? I'm sure that there can't be major structural changes with the body. You should read the post above yours. Once there are flying examples, it's relatively...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53319

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

http://aviationweek.com/propulsion/ge9x-boeing-777x-delivered-final-flying-testbed-certification tells us "GE9X For Boeing 777X Delivered For Final Flying Testbed Certification" and that everythings on track for EIS. I've posed more details in tech-ops at https://www.airliners.net/forum/vi...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine

I refuse to give out e-mail, so I haven't read the full article, but it looks like the engine for the 777X has a delay. You should consider a 'burner' gmail account since AvWeek's free newsletter/digest emails bring in a lot of content. For instance http://aviationweek.com/propulsion/ge9x-boeing-77...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 214
Views: 34203

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

As to agressive , it had to be a better offer than EA was willing to make as EK switched engines. There is a cost to switching engines. RR won by promising lower fuel burn (amoung all the terms). I was under the impression the 36 were at effectively the terms of the prior 50. (I don't know.). This ...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 30
Views: 4701

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

To bring some more detail to the consensus here, there are a couple of reasons for the "no." There is a lot of volume available for the weight, so a freighter world spend most of its time not flying full. Unless you needed to transport flowers, you world btw transporting much more structu...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.
Replies: 77
Views: 11607

Re: Airbus , just stretch the A320NEO a few rows, 200 seats.

Because they have 4000 orders without it? Ding ding ding! Flight test and certification for the new variant would be a nine-figure cost, at least. Performance and economics would take a hit. Current seating capacity goes to 189 already with the "SpaceFlex" aft lavs. Would customers pay en...

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by Revelation
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus has a new CEO
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Airbus has a new CEO

It's a strange time to be at Airbus, especially at the helm. On one hand, you have most of the old guard gone, leaving you fresh to promote your visions and steer the company forward, free from corruption scandals and so on. On the other hand, losing the old guard means losing the experience and th...

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