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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13901

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

Corruption is not an endemic plague, but no one can deny that Pakistan is particularly affected.

PIA belongs to the EU Air Safety List (Annex A) until strong measures are taken. Too bad for the honest, really qualified pakistani staff, but safety is at stake.

It will not be easy

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15131

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Thank you for this great thread about the most elegant airliner ever built. I am lucky enough to work where they were once assembled, and to live nearby 2 beautiful surviving airframes. One of them is the last Caravelle ever built ( Caravelle 12 F-BTOE n°280 ), now on display outside the great Aeros...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16955

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

I don't think that big corporation executives are worried about people opinion.

Private jets have almost always blank liveries, no corporate logo to guess what company is "polluting like crazy with no regards for the consequences".

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by LaunchDetected
Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90773

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

Revelation wrote:
Scrap them on site? That would be pretty demoralizing, no?


I can assure you that everything is already pretty demoralizing for the people working there. It would be just another nail in a huge coffin.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321 fuel additives incident Feb 26
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Re: Titan A321 fuel additives incident Feb 26

Correct me if I am wrong, but Kathon in such big proportion can also cause accelerated corrosion of fuel lines.

Expensive maintenance on the horizon

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Sad news for the people involved, hope they will find somewhere to work. Still convinced that it's a good move from the Australian government.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13935

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

Markets seems to "appreciate" the production cuts.

Maybe less drastic than expected.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United facing class action over refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3083

Re: United facing class action over refunds

eamondzhang wrote:
Unless you want airlines (and all other businesses which you prepay for service for that matter) to shut down for good, I can only say this person's a real idiot


That's a breach of contract. No company is above the law, even if jobs are at stake. And even more when they are begging for public help.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13378

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Strong measures for 2020. AirBaltic will emerge in 2021 as an A220-only operator with no subfleet.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8128

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

In a world of commoditization of people its quite easy for an Us vs Them attitude to start. The passenger is forced into a smaller box of allowable behavior (see the many assertions on here about passenger being only entitled to a seat on a plane if the company deems that they can have it (bumping)...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 44
Views: 4733

Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Hi everyone, In an A320, a fraction (≈ 30-50%) of "dirty" air coming from the cabin is reinjected into the Mixer Unit to be sent back into cabin again. Just before the mixer unit, this "dirty" air flows through HEPA filters. Those filters are often described as "Hospital-Gra...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12786

Re: MEA new livery

Disgusting, the logo was made on Windows 95 and it shows.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7864

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

Last convoy ever, MSN 272.

A380 production will probably end in 2020 in Toulouse, and in 2021 in Hamburg (where the aircraft is outfitted and painted).

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13623

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I'm not trying to patronize you but I think you forgot we still live in a democracy. Ochlocracy is a more appropriate term. As said below, if you want to destroy your own country, you would not do it differently. For me such legal decision have the taste of the end of the Roman empire. I would love...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16592

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

The name carries a lot of historical significance.

The only petition needed is the one in which we ask for the removal of those idiots governments and this overreacting madness.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy
Replies: 39
Views: 7030

Re: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy

Interesting, I think it will be installed for the future Auckland-New-York 17h40-long route. Booking it by the hour is, I think, the only way to make it profit-making. With a clear defined "availability planning" during the flight to check if your couch is ready. You can even book it durin...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern forms OTT (One Two Three) Airlines to fly ARJ-21s and C919s
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: China Eastern forms OTT (One Two Three) Airlines to fly ARJ-21s and C919s

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2002262858/ The pic does not works for me, here is a link with the livery. Boring name, boring livery, no surprise it's a China Eastern subsidiary. They really need to hire brand managers. Regarding the ARJ-21, good luck. They will operate 35 of them according to this...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.
Replies: 33
Views: 5424

Re: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.

The thread is about NB replacement (not A330 vs 787). For the records, in June 2019, Qantas converted 26 A320neo into 36 A321XLR ( 26 existing A320neo Family orders plus a new firm order for 10 A321XLRs ) https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/qantas-backs-the-a321xlr-with-an-agre...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11976

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I've spent more time in brand-new plane than old ones, and new cabins definitely have a strong, distinct smell (cleaning agents, new plastics, new carpets). I never smelled this scent elsewhere. Maybe the cabin keeps a fine trace of this smell during several years. Smell is a very powerful sense ind...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13780

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

What is the point of such a blatant scam?
Is it really possible to steal money from "investors" with something this bad?

A shitty website made by a 15yo teenager , a 3-pages letter sent to Boeing and here we are, making headlines.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12657

Re: Breaking: Bamboo Airways plans $5 billions order for 12 777Xs

While i'm confident in Vietnam economic growth, I think Bamboo Airways is over-ordering here. 30 787-9 + 12 777X, that's a lot of seats to fill for such a new airline.

But I won't complain if they launch new European destinations.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15062

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

It seems that KLM has been working on one as well or funding someone who is and it doesn't look like the one from Airbus. Here is a link from Sam Chui on Youtube as well as a link from Flight Global about it. https://youtu.be/cZJzD7bhE_Y https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes/flying-v-concept-rece...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15062

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

I don't get why people car about windows on long haul flying.... If you don't understand the pleasure of looking through the window when flying above 30000 ft, maybe you are on the wrong forum. The main downside with this design from a passenger perspective could be during turns, side passengers ar...

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28432

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

I'm amazed by the answers of some "pilots" who try to blame the aircraft for this blatant mistake. I understand that there is some solidarity between pilots, but hell, it's just basic discipline, you should not try to diminish such mistake. If you can't respect a simple rule like that, I w...

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by LaunchDetected
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33129

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

A failed program? You are right, only 600 Sold so far. Boeing is the winner? If it makes you feel better. The program isn't making money nearly four years after the (3 years late) first delivery, and BBD has announced that further investments are needed and margins are lower than expected. Programs...

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by LaunchDetected
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12657

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

Although I am confident in Vietnam economic growth, Im afraid they tend to over-order

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146349

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Really disappointing branding. As said above, it looks like a deodorant brand. Even worse than that: a deodorant brand from 2003.

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Civilian plane as shield
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Civilian plane as shield

Yes, it's common practice. Is it ethical? No.

I have several testimonies of European air forces using their national carrier to provide radar shield. Sometimes just to spare fuel and time.

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by LaunchDetected
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

edealinfo wrote:
Given the corona virus outbreak and that China AIrlines is often confused with mainland China-based airlines, doesn’t it seem like an opportune time to rebrand from a business perspective?


Here is a good start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 16043

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Thank you for your reply. So easy to get mixed up with MSN numbers. Thinking of ANA Orange third/final Turtles aircraft that came out of the paint shop. What do you mean by cabin test flights? For all the years I've been linked with the A380 since I attended the first original test flight I never p...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?
Replies: 16
Views: 4721

Re: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?

Dumb design choice.

At least it's not "Brand_Logo_1969-1985.png"

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR929 to become single pilot aircraft?
Replies: 48
Views: 6089

Re: CR929 to become singe pilot aircraft

You just summed up why single-pilot airliners will never happen. It will require so much redundancy that having even one pilot is unnecessary. If it can go single-pilot, it can go completely autonomously. A single-pilot aircraft would be easier to accept by the average passenger than a completely a...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR929 to become single pilot aircraft?
Replies: 48
Views: 6089

Re: CR929 to become singe pilot aircraft?

Always a trick subject to discuss on a.net, I would be really against this proposition if I was a crewmember.

But i'm not, and given the technological advances displayed by China on AI technology this could really be a game changer. Others manufacturers are working on it.

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 24921

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

correction: down 36% at the moment. The markets are pissed off. No where does the article mention anything about the markets being pissed off. It only says that Bombardier is reassessing its participation in the A220 project and that more investments are needed for this program. Where do you get th...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26582

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

There is a lot of news on Fliegerfaust, and a lot of rubbish. I remember when he announced that Airbus was about to buy the CRJ program.

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by LaunchDetected
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64637

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Undisclosed customer = almost every time a Chinese airline.

But this time, my bet is on IndiGo

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Replies: 55
Views: 5841

Re: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?

El Al aircrafts are fitted with laser-based counter-measures (Commercial Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasures, made by Elbit). Each system weights around 160kg, really good stuff. Less prone to incidents than the previous flare-based solution. But as said above, FR24 for dumb AA operators would b...

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by LaunchDetected
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28728

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Airbus did a great job in attacking the NMA business case with the A321XLR. Great timing also.

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

What about the russian Beriev Be-200? Maybe hard for political reasons but they already operated them in Europe with no problems.

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38889

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

That's a clever move. If they provide iPad with preloaded movies to premium passengers that don't have their own, I can't see any problems here. It will also avoid aging displays in old cabins as stand-alone tablets will be way easier to upgrade than built-in screens. I wouldn't be shocked if a blue...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13536

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders? Please the shareholders in a manner that no lives are lost. Plenty of companies does that. And shareholders are happy with the billions of dollars that the grounding costs? Just look at the stock charts and you will have your a...

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by LaunchDetected
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13536

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

seahawk wrote:
What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders?


Please the shareholders in a manner that no lives are lost. Plenty of companies does that.

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53204

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

While I might sound old fashioned I don't see single pilot crews coming up as redundancy, one of aviation's main principles, would be lost. Possibly long range crews might shrink to two but not below two. Maybe we'll have automatic unmanned freighters flying in "buddy" formation with a ma...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53204

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

A220 and A350 are relatively new air frames. There is a lot of incremental improvements to do on those frames before a new clean-sheet aircrafts. Technological advances like 1-pilot flight deck (I bet for 2023) or open rotor engines (2030) will be first installed on A320 test frames, then on the A22...

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by LaunchDetected
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1837

Re: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan

TWA772LR wrote:
ITSTours wrote:
Possibly ZIP and Jetstar will also merge.

Pretty sure QF won't let that happen.


50% vs 33%, are they in position to impeach it?

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22754

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

In conclusion Lufthansa is more efficient, sustainable and offers cheaper prices with new product range. They are world leading airline group with most modern, efficient and sustainable fleet. Lufthansa group priority is sustainability, and vegetarian food is just one of their important steps towar...

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by LaunchDetected
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38921

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Yes, it is quite intriguing why Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (ACLP) has not been able to significantly improve the production and delivery rate so far. It's intriguing if you know nothing about industrial manufacturing of large aircraft. For those who have at least a minimal experience in this...

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