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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5275

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

We see developments looking at piston engines up to around 2000HP, it makes sense that the turboprop/ open rotor then aims for the lower thrust turbofans.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 228
Views: 35897

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I wonder if this was that "big announcement" instead of that supersonic plane. Seems to me GE + Safran as CFM announcing a new open-rotor design for the mid-2030s will be much more disruptive to the airliner business than any supersonic plane will be. The engine industry is always the bes...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 114
Views: 11346

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines? It looks like CFM thinks the same thing, with the smaller s...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 114
Views: 11346

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines?

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 114
Views: 11346

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

As the competition is not more climate friendly or efficient, the 737 is just fine. And yes, a 737 won´t cut it in 2045, but neither would an A320.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15337

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

“El ataque de los tomates asesinos”. Yes with a difference. This is (was) a rare example of a Boeing 707-400, complete with intact Conway engines, not a cannibalised leftover to which I would have no objection even myself. But it spoiled the scenery and the picture Germans want us to have about the...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15337

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

It is just an old plane and not some valuable relic. Good that they finally scrap it.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 100
Views: 14068

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Translation: Thanks for all the money on the green initiatives, can we appy a bit of greenwash and use it as a subsidy for Air France to buy more Airbusses? There I have to disagree. Airbus did put decent work into the concept, but at the moment governments can not guarantee the availability of CO2...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

We can’t just talk about an incremental or marginal improvement. It has to be fundamental. So you have to prove that your modeling capability can do the next airplane and the manufacturing techniques can be used at scale and are repeatable. You have seen the developmental composites on an airplane,...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 100
Views: 14068

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Translation, we don't have the billions for new factories and there doesn't look to be enough competition to worry about. This will be like after the 737NG was released, a long period of improvements, but no new models. Until someone launches an innovative new model and then the market must adapt. ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 228
Views: 35897

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I'm a cynic during negotiations, but if Boeing can clise the UA and FR deals as well as the already announced AS and WN orders, it gives momentum to the MAX. I consider this order likely. As you know the end result was a stalemate, UA hasn't taken -7, -700 or A220. I don't see any progress that wou...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 228
Views: 35897

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

REUTERS mentioned split the order between A and B. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/united-airlines-talks-buy-least-100-boeing-737-max-jets-bloomberg-news-2021-06-10/ Yes a heavily one sided split. With over 100 Boeing jets and dozens of Airbus jets. With the Boeing order said to ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 228
Views: 35897

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Would be good news for both sides.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20826

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

What a liability. A paid-off, reliable and economic fleet... I question the reliable and economic part. Delta MRO has so far kept those birds operating without any noticeable deviation from the fleet average. And considering they still have A320CEOs and 737NGs in the fleet, the 757 should be reason...

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by seahawk
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20826

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

What a liability. A paid-off, reliable and economic fleet...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15432

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Noshow wrote:
The wider fuselage sister 767 did surprisingly better because of the freighter and tanker. The 757 only works as a converted freighter but second hand A321s seem to take over this business.

Because there are no more 757s left to convert.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26365

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Still, as you mentioned earlier, it has to be - 1000 specific, probably not safety related and, as Qatar is not the only operator, quite Qatar specific. Personnaly I vote for suboptimal high temperature take off capabilities My 2 cents Agréé on the point it has to be A350-1000 specific. The most in...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

But is there a new engine in the 40-45K thrust range? The avleak report mentioned talks with suppliers, presumably the most important ones are the engine suppliers. From Wiki's NMA page: Boeing issued a request for proposals (RFP) with a June 27, 2018 deadline for a 45,000 lbf (200 kN) engine with ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

A OEW 5t below the A321 is very close to the OEW of a 737-8.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

JonesNL wrote:
A tight 6 abreast skinnier and lighter than A32x fuselage with smaller container option and optimized wing? 5t OEW advantage over the A321 should be enough to be quite competitive on the market...

That kills the MAX as well as the A321.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 20243

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

Who ever doubted that the 777-8F will launch?

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26365

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

“ If we are not able to settle that serious issue we have with them, we will refuse to take any aircraft from them ,” the CEO said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Falling out with Qatar Airways, Al Baker warned, will cause Airbus “a stress in the relationship with IAG, with LatAm, with other air...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 119
Views: 24277

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Lufthansa has been rescued by the German taxpayer. Their traditional high wages have not been sustainable anymore. For years they try to lower their cost base. I understand the frustration of traditional LH staff but this issue really has two sides. I think they should better reform the company cor...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31424

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Airbus only linked the wing to a new platform and said:

“We think the next new platform will be significantly better than what we do today,” he told Bloomberg on April 29. “We’re really focused on accelerating the path to de-carbonization and to the propulsion system of the future.”

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31424

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The whole certification debate is pure speculation, There is no indication that they want to hang the wing on the A320 series. Airbus talk about a new platform which probably is a future A320 successor.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 132
Views: 26287

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

Great news. Hope the succeed and no money is wasted on that pointless purchase.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31424

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity for any successor to the A320NEO, but I am not convinced we will see the wing on an A320 any time soon. It makes me wonder at wh...

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by seahawk
Mon May 31, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31424

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product. That may well be, but it was supposed to reduce weight. The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity fo...

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by seahawk
Sun May 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31424

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product.

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36416

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Under current condition STC would be stupid not to use any delay by Boeing to get concessions for taking the frames at a later date. This is business and we know that EK and QR like to negotiate through the press. They are building the 4th 777-9 for Lufthansa at the moment and everybody knows how in...

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23123

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

So I guess he will be be delighted when the Green party in Germany decides to reduce the traffic rights of QR to Germany due to environmental concerns?

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36416

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

We can simply reduce the whole discussion to the fact that EK will probably have an interest in pushing deliveries out to a later date, but they do need the 777-9 and will buy hundreds of them, making it the mainstay of their fleet together with the 787.

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by seahawk
Wed May 26, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36416

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

If the contractual specs would not be met which I don't hope he could walk away. That is his right and not his fault. Most contracts only allow termination for incredibly significant performance misses, like failure to perform certain missions within a broad payload tolerance. For typical performan...

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by seahawk
Tue May 25, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36416

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Good for Airbus. What is stopping STC from another U-Turn? Meanwhile Boeing should put 77X project on back burner with couple of interns and reassign resources to other projects. EK has over ordered and the resale value of the 777Ws has dropped. There is no point in making it another A vs. B slug f...

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by seahawk
Tue May 25, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36416

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Probably Airbus presented EK an aggresive A350-900/A350-950F/A350-1000 scenario, proposal. Fleet development ran the numbers and now Sir Tim is scratching his head. Boeing 777X certification fall-out, schedule risk doesn’t help. http://www.cannews.com.cn/2021/04/08/99323838.html Good for Airbus. Wh...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Banning flights means there is demand that is being suppressed. While I understand trying to go more environmentally friendly, if they need to ban the air travel it doesn't necessarily promote alternative transportation. That will mean some business doesn't happen and it mean some business is more ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Banning flights means there is demand that is being suppressed. While I understand trying to go more environmentally friendly, if they need to ban the air travel it doesn't necessarily promote alternative transportation. That will mean some business doesn't happen and it mean some business is more ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end
Replies: 54
Views: 9193

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

Great news for FR and Bowing. The -10 will give them a highly efficient plane to further strengthen their position in the European market.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Synoil is the future, but as long as normal fuel is so cheap, it will never be able to become commercially viable. So the first step would be to tax the normal fuel so that the costs cover the environmental damage it causes. In my opinion the first step should be an agreement on a roadmap to 100% b...

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 171
Views: 14496

Re: F-15X has no mission!

Rafale and Eurofighter are just as obsolete.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Synoil is the future, but as long as normal fuel is so cheap, it will never be able to become commercially viable. So the first step would be to tax the normal fuel so that the costs cover the environmental damage it causes.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Folks, does the question of speed and its effect over 4,800Nm sectors really warrant a 150 post argument between people who also argue that the bulk of NMA sectors will be 1,000 to 2,000Nm, which is most likely true?. Can we move on please? Your question is a good one, and the answers to it are ver...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

one efficient way to achieve this is simply making flying much more expensive and banning flying whenever possible. The airline in the current from is not sustainable. So you seem to oppose flying and come to post in some aviation forum using valuable electric power to do so. Just for the fun? No, ...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

What good are 15% or even 50% reduction in fuel consumption per plane if we have 5-10x the number of planes? He was not talking about a 15% reduction, but an actual fuel consumption of 15% compared to first gen jets, which means a 85% reduction. That's massive, isn't it? I can't find the source any...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The point is not so much taxing kerosene or not, like taxing avgas, but more like if the government should now start to decide about what sort of travel is right or wrong and then tax it out of business at will. A lot seems to be very subjective like "short haul is wrong" (why?) or "...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The point is not so much taxing kerosene or not, like taxing avgas, but more like if the government should now start to decide about what sort of travel is right or wrong and then tax it out of business at will. A lot seems to be very subjective like "short haul is wrong" (why?) or "...

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

And in 2021 the MAX is seeing more orders than the NEO. This trend could easily continue.

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2118
Views: 219342

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Why should it be a problem to beat the 30 year old Airbus design with a new design and new engines? The A321 is not some kind of miracle, it is simply the only offering in the segment at the moment, but it is old, dated and not optimized for the modern needs of airlines.

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

It is far from proven that mankind can affect climate cange in any way. Just paying to feel better will not change anything for sure. Dramatic climate change happened through all of earth's history including before mankind and might be mainly depending on the sun's activities. You can complete igno...

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