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by william
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 66
Views: 8202

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Why keep the Terminal A headhouse?

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by william
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 41561

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://youtu.be/-ijJfBqViQM

Classy Air France classy. A fond farewell to the A380.
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https://youtu.be/-ijJfBqViQM

Classy Air France classy. A fond farewell to the A380.

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by william
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 144
Views: 37156

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Here is a recent aerial view from SLC website, looking northwest.. The structural work for Phase 1 is pretty much complete. https://www.slcairport.com/assets/cmsimages/TRP/Progress-Gallery/Aerial-June-2020.jpg source: https://www.slcairport.com/thenewslc/rebuild-progress-gallery/ So when it opens, ...

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by william
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: BWI at 70
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: IMAGES: BWI at 70

Polot wrote:
The decision to paint the concourses/terminals that dark color was always so odd to me. Does lend the airport a rather unique appearance though.


Have flown there many times, love the BWI train station, but still do not get the black paint exterior.

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by william
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations

What? This is why they built DIA in the middle of nowhere to avoid this.

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by william
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 39
Views: 9260

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

A couple of questions come to mind: Why does the US Dept of Defense use Delta, a private company, to transport government employees? Don't the Feds have contracts with charter or other operators to fly troops? Are there particular advantages to using the A350 for these routes? Most of the US airlin...

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by william
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor
Replies: 27
Views: 4615

Re: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor

Delta's break-even load factor is around 75-80% but they are currently flying at around 40-50% and are capped at 60%. Wouldn't it then make sense just to leave the plane parked? I'm thinking maybe it's about holding on to the market share? Or a lower than break-even load factor can still reduce cos...

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by william
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38633

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

I think we have heard over the years many instances the strategies of - "let's fix our current business first, before we do something new" - "with the current backlog / market position, there is no need to invest even if airlines ask for it" I think often those reasonable strate...

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by william
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LGA Terminal Opens
Replies: 16
Views: 5001

Re: New LGA Terminal Opens

Sorry, double post.............Hey Mods , why can't we delete our own posts?

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by william
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LGA Terminal Opens
Replies: 16
Views: 5001

Re: New LGA Terminal Opens

A terminal that finally matches New York CIty's stature.

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by william
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6885

Re: Us Air flight 1549

And what about the aircraft? It did keep all 150 pax afloat until rescue and did not breakup upon impact with the water (though the panels buckled). I believe its in a museum in Charlotte right?

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by william
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17702

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

I think Embraer has witnessed that if you go head to head with Airbus or Boeing you better have a lot of time, political back-up and money. https://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Turbolineraircraftturboprop-1.jpg?t=1208899184 keesje So far Embraer has been smart enough to stay away th...

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by william
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 7984

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

AIrbus has a 10 year backlog of A320s, why do they need this?.....................................Or is that 10 year backlog not so solid. And if not, how much of that 6000-7000 backlog is soft?

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by william
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 48234

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

https://www.yahoo.com/news/airbus-warns-may-sue-airlines-150623367.html Airbus may sue if airlines do not take aircraft ordered. We knew it would get messy, Now claims of a glut of aircraft on the market and Boeing and Airbus led to it. "Faury told Politico that some airlines, which he did not ...

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by william
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 108
Views: 11529

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

One word answer: Delta Add this word to the mix: Southwest. They also oppose a second Atlanta airport. Governor Kemp, on the other hand... (and he isn’t on good terms with Delta, either) Some Southwest History. Back in 1993 WN reached a letter of agreement with FTY Brown field to build a 4 gate ter...

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by william
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai

I take it when in that situation the "no reverse thrust under 60 knots" thing goes out the window. ABS must have chattering away too.

So the left turn, was he still trying to make the taxiway?

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by william
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249533

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

DL produced a final video to commemorate. There really isn't much if any new footage from yesterday though https://news.delta.com/true-workhorse-delta-air-lines-32-years-delta-people-reflect-history-mad-dogs-0 Anyone come across anything from spotters or anything in the like on the final fly-out fr...

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by william
Wed May 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52656

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

If the 747 swing nose is that big of a factor with companies, one has to know that Boeing has a set of plans hidden somewhere of a 777 with a 747 like hump on it. Whether its worth the ROI is another question.

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by william
Wed May 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 342
Views: 52656

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

You can't make the 747 for sentimentality reasons, its has to make a profit. If sales are not there, its time to end the program.

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by william
Fri May 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38660

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

SWA has done this in past, why do we think it would be different now. SWA has gotten good at being opportunistic. Creation of MDW, BWI and DEN hubs comes to mind.

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by william
Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153366

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

The engines look like they had contact with the ground. I could very well be wrong but that is what it looks like to me. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYn0_BCWsAA47v8?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYn1AsDX0AABagE?format=jpg&name=large Link: https://twitter.com/planespotter...

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by william
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60430

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

If only the A380 had been: - Designed to be about 25% bigger than the 744, not the 30 some % bigger. 25% is a big step, normally 20% between models. - Arriving a few years later such that the RR 700's could have been T7000's. A big improvement in efficiency. - Designed for the -800 with no -900 inc...

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by william
Sat May 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 66
Views: 11927

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

I think his point was the 9 passenger limit of Part 121. I would argue that if 9 is safe why not 14 or 18? There was a time when you needed 3 engines and 3 flight deck officers to cross the ocean. It's a question of how many fatalities per year you're willing to accept. If 18 are okay, why not 50? ...

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by william
Fri May 15, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 66
Views: 11927

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this but here goes - might it be time for the FAA to upgrade the regulations on single pilot operations to say 14 or 15 passengers? There are alot of cities that are going to loses service permanently when this settles out. And once that happens. then t...

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by william
Sat May 09, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14388

Re: United DC-10's

For a while, replaced with the 767 when it arrived. Remember the United commercials touting their new 767 widebody.

On a side note, we may see the return of the domestic widebody as airlines consolidate some flights.

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by william
Thu May 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11147

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

1. When I arrived at Heathrow on AA we went through a long sterile corridor above the normal corridor till we got to the transfer bus area to T5. How does one connect to a leaving from the same concourse there? Backtrack? And why did I have to go through security again at T5, wasn't I in a sterile e...

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by william
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30976

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

So no change in plans then to fly the A380 for another 10 years or so(end of leases) then replace.

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by william
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90308

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Current 787-8 has an MTOW of 250T. ... 250T to 180T is a 28% reduction, 250T to 180T is a 36% reduction. Even a 767-200 has an MTOW of 158T, but it's range falls very short of what your are describing.. I suspect everything about a 5.5k nm 787 gen2 redeaux would be heavy. Real challenge is cost. 78...

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by william
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17308

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

I went through TXL last summer. Split personality airport, the original terminal feels like another era but cool. The new terminal is a bus station leaving on EasyJet ( putting the gift shop right after security and before the gates, very witty, noticed this across Europe). Taxiing out, I was amazed...

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by william
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30019

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ok, here's another question, the EU has been pushing its carbon trading and have been trying to clamp down on the airlines, the last effort stalled on the international front due to the international convention. Now carriers all over the world are struggling and the EU can finally put the clamps on...

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by william
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30019

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ok, here's another question, the EU has been pushing its carbon trading and have been trying to clamp down on the airlines, the last effort stalled on the international front due to the international convention. Now carriers all over the world are struggling and the EU can finally put the clamps on...

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by william
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90308

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just launch the 787-8 frighter and then maybe focus on making the pax 788 lighter? And then launch a new 737/757 replacement that will compete with the a320 size market? I still do not get the 767 size obsession. I think the tipping point is when you consider a new wing fo...

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by william
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90308

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

"Flightglobal reported in October that Boeing was talking to General Electric about a “767-X” with new engines. But people familiar with the matter said Boeing had instead been studying a costlier plan to add new wings as well." That is the million dollar question, how competitive will the...

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by william
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31164

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

So the 10 year A320 backlog is softer than I thought.

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by william
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63133

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

And people are stuck at home worrying about this pandemic and their livelyhoods. When things start to return the normal people will not know or care what a MAX is. People are worrying about more pressing matters now. All true, until the media frenzy kicks in again to cover the possible MAX RTS, whi...

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by william
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63133

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

If Delta does order the MAX, which I think we all believe is inevitable, the US flyer who is petrified of this plane wont have much choices. DL, AA, UA, WN, AS all flying this plane. Really, you want to go there? People got back on DC-10s after AA's maintenance failures killed 273 people on AA 191 ...

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by william
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63133

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

In the name of God why? To piss off passengers? The flying experience on the 717 is FAR better than any 737 due to the 2-3 seating and consequently wider economy class seats. Another strike against Delta is this is true. I don't understand comments like these. Everyone said that airlines shouldn't ...

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by william
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18324

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

Wow Airport History, thank you, thank you, thank you. I remember this time well. Its first time I have seen artist renderings. Well done. The article states it would have taken 15 minutes to walk the satellite pier, the same amount of time to walk from Terminal A gate A6 (why no gate 1A?) to Termina...

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by william
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18324

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

Awesome article, Max. I found the information excellent and informative. At the risk of being pedantic, I believe there is a small edit needed. “For the time being, Delta could still grow comfortably at its terminal 4E (now C)”, should state, “now E”. Looking forward to Part 2. Oprecht. Hi thanks, ...

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by william
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13901

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

From Leehman- https://leehamnews.com/2020/04/08/airbus-cut-production-rates-by-a-third/#more-33100 • A320 to rate 40 per month (from 60-63); • A330 to rate 2 per month (from 3.5) • A350 to rate 6 per month (from 10) Airbus backlog per its website for the A320 family is 6209. How much of that 6209 is...

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by william
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7361

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

ua900 wrote:
Seabear wrote:
Hope they bought the CDW at the rental counter...

/s


No need, it was covered through their Amex Platinum. Everyone knows that CDWs are a scam and surely this wasn't :D


No, its a profit generator.

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by william
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12068

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Didn't the A320 have a 7 or 8 year back log at present production rates? A few cancellations were expected but this is drastic.

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by william
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13192

Re: Future demand for widebodies

I see your point to an extent but I think much will depend on the actual performance of the 779. Again, I don't think many expected the A330 or the 77W to perform as well as they did. Once airlines gradually became fully aware of their capabilities they sold like hot cakes. But if the 779 proves, t...

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by william
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263132

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Someone big is about to loose their job at the big D. When the gov asks “what happens to all your cash” and stock buy backs are you answer, heads are rolling. Ask Dickson what happens when you botch the job... They'd probably start with the billions invested in airport renovations, aircraft purchas...

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by william
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mueller Airport Control Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Mueller Airport Control Tower

Wow, that brings back memories, used to work at Mueller. Oh the stories. I hope Austin does right by the tower.

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by william
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12576

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The Regional carriers are going to need to find a new business model going forward.

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18479

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

And if the A400M is such a lead weight for Airbus, why not pull a A380 and pull the plug?

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18479

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

By just looking at it one can tell the engine was a research project. Of course I can't judge if this was a welcome side effect or a main criteria to design the plane. The engine is the result of trying to get a takeoff distance < 1000 m while also achieving M .72 at FL400 with 36 tons payload. The...

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18479

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

@mxaxai: O.k., I looked it up. "And while Boeing's C17 can fly further and lift more, its jet engines need a full modern runway to take off and land; Grizzly can land on rough desert strips." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10631213 Grizzly means A400M. Apparently the plane can land o...

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