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by Daysleeper
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 217
Views: 33575

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Just a quick response from me, I cannot see properly at the moment to compose a response worth reading..I also find it really frustrating :( PS I'm epileptic...and its normal after I have had a fit, I am hoping it will return to watch F1 tomorrow... which reminds me I actually need the F1 thread to ...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 217
Views: 33575

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I take the commonality point on board - it has always been one of Airbus' greatest stregths in the market. As the A321 replacement would be new, that may be an opportunity to address the commonality issue between the two. I have been wondering about this too, although I am not entirely sure how imp...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think Renault are pretty much 100% French though, and Ferrari are definitely Italian. Renault/Alpine is 50-50 Anglo-French. The Brits handle the car design, the French handle the engine. https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/behind-the-scenes-at-renault-sport-racing-enstone-groupe-rena...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1743

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Am I the only one who's never had "bad gas" in the thousands of times they've filled up? I've never even heard of bad gasoline in the developed world. No, 99% of people and their cars would not be able to tell the difference between brands or even the grades on sale, but for that 1% who c...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1743

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

PS. Sorry to the original poster, but despite having worked my entire adult life within this industry, I have never actually come across CITGO as a brand - So dunno? But if I should happen upon a sample of it, I know where there is a lab which can test to what tier it belongs :) Ahem. Heh I feel a ...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Clio V6, that's an "end up in a ditch" car ! You would think but being mid-engined it handled far better than the 172’s and 182 I had before it. I guess I was also a bit older and wiser, plus I had actually managed to buy the phase 2 I had brand new off the lot, my first “brand new” car s...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I would have supported Prost as a constructor ! It was based in my city to boot. Also it's not about the brand as I don't like most Merc cars (good taxis at best) whereas I'm a huge Ferrari fan (until they make a SUV...). An engine manufacturer in F1 has next to nothing to do with its actual brand....

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

2005 was the end of MSC's domination, he was still competitive for a couple of years (but not his car), yet I hated him for some reason. I think because of Ferrari's utter arrogance back then. Yay! I’m not the only one who hated him! (I'm French). I’m very sorry about that, but we are all born with...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

When you have won that much, simply competing for points won't be good enough. I think it depends on the character of the driver - it doesn't seem to bother Vettel (let's not forget he's 3rd on the all-time race win list and joint 4th in terms of number of WDCs.) But for Hamilton, I believe he'll q...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1743

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Here’s the dirty secret, that we intuitively know is not a secret, but the oil companies/distributors/gas stations don’t want you to “know”; gasoline is a commodity . So long as the gasoline meets the minimum standards for the octane rating posted, it will perform the same as the gasoline from the ...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I’ve just watched the Schumacher documentary on Netflix, it’s really good and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the sport, but especially to the new fans, as it really puts the recent incidents between Lewis and Max into perspective. For me it also served as a potent reminder of my...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Scratch that...got my wish :)

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Anyone know how to do a Russian rain dance?

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Trying to win a championship by kicking your rival out (the reason of VER his engine change IS the crash at Silverstone) and your team mate has to become a road block because your rival is starting at the back of the field and you be in 4th…. If Hamilton wins this championship, then it should come ...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Revelation wrote:
Daysleeper wrote:
Results for those too lazy to watch live :)

The word you're looking for is stingy! :biggrin:

Thanks for the post.


There are a few streaming websites I could link you do if you would like?

Not always the highest resolution and occasionally buffer, but watchable.

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by Daysleeper
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well as many of us had speculated Max has taken a new engine and is starting from the back, so no surprise there. But what a Q3! Not to take anything away from Lando or Carlos, but Russel again managing to not only make Q3 (which is an achievement in it’s self with the Williams) but get third! And c...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 245
Views: 30858

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I am not going to debate the point you make—repeatedly—about Boeing blaming the pilots because that is never stated in my posts and you continue to misrepresent my position. The pilots did not properly follow the runaway stab procedure. Just because they cut the switch does not mean they followed t...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 245
Views: 30858

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I've had multiple friends and acquaintances deal with A320 fume events. Is the A320 a defective product? No, its a safe airplane with a issue that needs forthright action to solve when it tries to kill you. Or, any aircraft since Kitty Hawk. As I say in response to people describing parachuting as ...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 245
Views: 30858

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

My views are well known on the topic. Having just watched the PBS Frontline/NYT episode there are number of really critical issues that NYT does not fully discuss which are germane to Boeing's action with the design of MCAS and how it addressed the post-accident modifications. I’m not and I’m a lit...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Completely correct. He has always expected other drivers to back down or make way for him, every time. He's going for the world championship. It's one thing to be fast, it's another to have a the ability to know when to fight, and when not to. He has no other mode than full out attack. Which is fun...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Or he could have at least escaped to the left as he had done before and plenty others did too, including his teammate who passed 2 cars that way (and had to give the place back or got penalized...). Yes, there were other options, but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the prefe...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Thinking a little more about this, but doesn't Max need an engine swap before the end of the season? Hence, would have to start from the back at one of the remaining races. So I wonder if he takes an engine at the next race if the stewards would consider that the penalty has been applied

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think it was the kerb rather than either of the drivers what caused this. Watching the replays, you can see Max try to get the car to move over to his left and avoid Lewis then as soon as he hits the kerb it pushes him into and eventually over Lewis. Should he have backed off and avoided going off...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Riccardo for the win!! O yeah, we want a shoey! :spit: Oh yeah forgot about Daniels “strange” traditions – He also apparently wants a NASCAR drive if he wins for McLaren. What get’s me about this win though is that it really was deserved. We have had upsets before like Ocon, Gasly and Russel – not ...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Posting this on lap 26, this race has had everything so far!

Anyone not watching, really should be.

Riccardo for the win!!

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by Daysleeper
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

On that basis, Perez will be Red Bull history soon as well. Why, do we think Perez's performances are declining? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_P%C3%A9rez#Red_Bull_(2021%E2%80%93) suggests they are at worst mixed. RB must think he is not declining, they are keeping him next season. Ha, Red Bu...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Busy is one thing, profitable is another. If you want to be busy, just offer fares of 1 GBP/USD/EUR, the plane will fill up quick. DL is flying from secondary UK airport to places like BOS and NYC. In those places they can also book connecting flights to make more money. The 757 has a bit of premiu...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

You seem to make the assumption that FR can enter and sustain TATL business at a profitable level from secondary airports, which is a very unproven idea. Most who have tried have failed. It's even harder in the COVID era. I just went through the hoops needed to get my mother from US to DE and it wa...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

After a lot more thought I am starting to question the whole “MOL will never order Airbus” mentality. Which I have been very much a part of, I hasten to add. I know, I KNOW! But hear me out; MOL doesn’t share our own biases (and yes we all have them) he wants to make money and doesn’t seem to care w...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

But why not? All these talks that Airbus do not want to sell to Boeing are old now. More recently just before pandemic hit, Ryanair bought Lauda and we're talking about buying Airbus for them. So I'm not sure why Airbus is so discounted here. Price. Even if we ignore the past unpleasantness between...

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by Daysleeper
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

I’ve been mulling over this for a while now and whilst I 100% agree that it will be a cold day in hell before MOL orders Airbus, I can’t stop wondering about what his long-term plans are for Ryan Air. We assume he wants the 10’s to increase capacity without taking up another slot and we assume the a...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Reuters: Ryanair pressures Boeing on MAX-10 price, says 2021 order unlikely

How terrible AF etc aren't wringing the last penny out of the dollar! Maybe they can be as good as Wal*Mart and get their employees on public support as well. Yay, Capitalism! This is totally OT and I would not resent the moderators if they remove it. But YAY Revelation! Lol We have both been here ...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will airlines do when Boeing replaces the 737?
Replies: 36
Views: 7807

Re: Boeing approaching decision on narrowbody design.

Inaccurate thread title or not I find it an interesting topic. We have seen some “pie in the sky” proposals from Airbus with blended wings, hydrogen etc. Has there been anything similar from Boeing that I may have missed? The reason I ask is I’m not entirely convinced that there is going to be any r...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

There is something confusing in this discussion. Let us go through it slowly. At one point, a comment said that Airbus would not do any deal with Ryanair. In another one it was said that Airbus would sell to Ryanair at good pricing. And then someone expects Boeing to sell 737 MAX to Ryanair at depr...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

And what strength is that? That they are VERY well known for offering a garbage product at discount rates rather than somewhat known for doing the same? They are a true low ticket price carrier by some margin. They are super punctual and well organised almost military drill style. They give you exa...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

You just described ULCC passengers. Almost all are buying because of price, not because they really love the brand or experience. But the Ryanair brand strength isn’t something that should be discounted. And what strength is that? That they are VERY well known for offering a garbage product at disc...

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by Daysleeper
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64308

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Ryanair isn’t “popular” because of its service but it is an incredible strong and well known brand in Europe. We are talking about the largest ULCC in Europe, that (precovid at least) had no issues filling their planes and making money. I’m not sure what you're trying to say here, but the vast majo...

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by Daysleeper
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

777s and 747s use powered cargo loading systems on the main deck. I don’t believe Airbus has ever put a powered main deck cargo loading system on their commercial freighters. A321s, A330s and A300s require people to physically push the pallets into their positions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j...

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by Daysleeper
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

What has noe been discussed here yet is that perhaps one of the main drivers for Airbus to launche the 350F is to break Boeing´s monopoly in the WB freighter market. The market does not like a monopoly and for Airbus this is a win-win situation. On the contrary, many have pointed out the opportunit...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

It's probably easier for Boeing to do the Xf - just take all the Cargo handling systems/floor structure and doors that make make an 77F unique and are already engineered and put them in a shortened 777-9. That should not take any longer than an 350-950F and possibly less time. The test team is alre...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Easy - I would invest in the most flexible capable aircraft. I would have no idea what Cargo needs are 10 years from now - they could be a lot denser as things like packaging get a lot more efficient to reduce the number of flights. Reduce the size of an iPhone package to not much more than the pho...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I don't think you ever actually asked me for a specific source until now. But if the 77W is allowed to fly after 2028(and it will) why would a 777ERSF not be able to? I have, multiple times but it is possible that some of these requests have been moderated off the forums, however the fact you have ...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 242
Views: 50384

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

This is an excellent summary consistent on what I’ve been hearing. Wouldn’t exposed copper mesh have a detrimental impact on fuel efficiency with increased drag and potential for corrosion? Perhaps….but we are talking microscopic detail here, performance difference is going to be negligible in a wo...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

That the 350F is going to have really tough competition with the 777ERSF. It sounds like the 350F will be able to lift about the same about as far for probably somewhere around 2-3x the price. While I agree that the ERSF would be a problem for the A350F despite searching I have yet to find any defi...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 242
Views: 50384

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I have been doing a little reading regarding this apparent issue and I am wondering if this may simply be materials science and how they behave when exposed to various temperatures gradients. I know many have highlighted the particular extremes of temperature that exist in Quatar and how it may be r...

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by Daysleeper
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

More info from an Aviation Week article from today - which did not add much except for this tidbit https://informamarkets.turtl.co/story/airbus-moves-forward-with-a350-freighter-as-boeing-considers-response/page/2 "Additional pressure to refresh the product line comes from future International...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

What I am saying here is pretty clear, I'm frustrated by the lack of information, and in particular the lack of expressions of interest by customers. If we knew more of the unknowns (length, number of containers, payload, range, cost) we could get a better idea of who might make a commitment to the...

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by Daysleeper
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Personally I took the bait readily because I was relieved by the idea that this saga of the launched freighter with no definition of its length, the number of containers it can hold, or its payload, or its range, or its cost, or its customers, or its orders, had a finite end in sight. Instead we se...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Well no - the two largest Air Cargo carriers that purchase the largest number of new Freighters have definite ramp space issues. They do? I’d love to read more about these issues and how they plan to solve them using only 767 sized freighters. There is an alternative in a potential folding wing 787...

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by Daysleeper
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227263

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

It would be a first for me to see a cargo plane requiring a gate position but ok, if you say so :lol: They do still need ramp space, alas the the A330/350/77F/778XF need the same ramp space span wise. Seems to me ramp space is still an issue. As per our ongoing cargo thread, IAI is now starting up ...

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