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by tjh8402
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86853

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I thought it was only the e2-190 and 195 that didn't meet scope? There is a scope clause limit for regional jets of 39 t MTOW. The E-175 has a MTOW little less than 39 t; the E 175 E2 has around 45 t MTOW. This is the reason, we have today seen the order for the E 175 and till now an empty order bo...

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by tjh8402
Thu May 30, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 120976

Re: F-35 news thread

Why did the Italian Air Force order the F-35B? do they really need a STOVL jet? the Navy, I understand. The only mention I can find of it is that the Air Force is using the A to replace the Tornado, and the B to replace the AMX , which is used for CAS. Perhaps they expect to employ some sort of FAR...

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by tjh8402
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24961

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

No. Can you explain this? I'm not asking what you think is fair. You already said that, and were clear. Given the choice of more jobs, more profit, why do you say "no"? And do you understand that most would say yes? Well unless there is a chance of subsequent unit costs coming down for th...

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by tjh8402
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 37670

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Sorry if this has already been discusses, but if so I couldn’t find it. Does anyone know the rationale for the USAF choosing the PW4000 to power the KC-46 over the General Electric CF6-80. The USAF already operated the CF6 on many airframes such as VC-25, KC-10, and C-5M, so there would be at least...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24961

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Actions speak louder than words. Why do people love the F-16 or A-10? Because their stats are better than the F-35? Or because they've already seen it in action and know what it can do? No decisions are fully rational. Sometimes you need a little wow factor to get your point across. Maybe "com...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14144

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

Based on the numbers upthread, 6500 nm with that many seats blocked off appears doable every day, but 7000 nm is probably too far. At the moment I can't think of any routes where it would make sense, though. UA's routes where the hard product is most critical are TATL. Playing around on GC map the ...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14144

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

For routes of 6000nm, little to no seats needs to be blocked if configured in current UA configuration. As aforementioned, 35t payload will be available, and that configuration only need about 315 pax to be taken care of. If not stuffed with excessive luggage (though probably will), the plane requi...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137541

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Why would they only be in west Germany? Basing nuclear weapons of any source in former east Germany would be in violation of the two-plus-four agreement (the one that defined the conditions for the reunification of Germany).* Further, currently the Tornado only carries unguided B-61-3/4. Whichever ...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14144

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

A 78X doesn’t cost much more to operate than its smaller siblings correct? I wonder if, until the 788 and 789 get their Polaris and Premium plus cabins installed, there are premium routes where the Polaris hard product and W cabin bump up RASM enough to make it worth flying a 78x with those cabins ...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137541

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Deterrence is required and stealth is a powerful measure of this. Nothing deters warmongers like the the threat of their strategic assets and even personal safety put in harms way. The only russian assets threatened by the nuclear-sharing bombs are in Kaliningrad. And even that is just barely withi...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6264

Re: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes

You say quads have no future but we still have B-52s with 8 engines flying around since the 50s. They'll all have a purpose. The USAF has completely different operational and budgetary needs in a heavy bomber than a airline has in a passenger carrying airplane. If the Air Force had found a coat eff...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14144

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

A 78X doesn’t cost much more to operate than its smaller siblings correct? I wonder if, until the 788 and 789 get their Polaris and Premium plus cabins installed, there are premium routes where the Polaris hard product and W cabin bump up RASM enough to make it worth flying a 78x with those cabins a...

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by tjh8402
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6264

Re: Potential of future Quad Engine passenger planes

You say quads have no future but we still have B-52s with 8 engines flying around since the 50s. They'll all have a purpose. The USAF has completely different operational and budgetary needs in a heavy bomber than a airline has in a passenger carrying airplane. If the Air Force had found a coat eff...

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by tjh8402
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1222
Views: 137541

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Can you provide the source document that states the F-35 has no low frequency jamming? There is very little public information on the capabilities of the ASQ-239 and certainly not enough to make that claim. Well, it certainly does not have the output power of a Growler when it comes to jamming and ...

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by tjh8402
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 9975

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

LAS and MCO make a lot of sense. As well as business traffic and VFR, there are vacation possibilities both ways. Israelis want their holidays in reliably secure locations and the USA ticks those boxes. It's great to see LY moving outside of its prior niche of trunk routes and developing new market...

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by tjh8402
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10505

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

Let me preface that I absolutely do not in any way expect this to happen. This is pure speculation. We know BA likes their high J 744s, especially on the LHR-JFK route. Allegedly one challenge with the A380 is that it can’t fit at BAs JFK terminal. Does a 748? Does a 748 offer any meaningful RASM ad...

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by tjh8402
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 9975

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

Yes, but to start a New route that in 1-2 years there is a train service (if everything goes according to schedule) I don't think the route will survive after the train service starts, especially since LY flies TLV MIA flight 3 times a week and adding a 4th flight in November 2019. Why in the world...

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by tjh8402
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I reread UA's press release. It does not state seat pitch has increased. It's the same seat pitch for first, economy plus and economy. The overall amount of legroom for the entire plane has increased but that's because there are more first seats than usual. But individual passengers will not get a ...

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by tjh8402
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Boeing partners with Aerion on AS2 supersonic business jet

Wasn’t Airbus previously a partner on this?

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by tjh8402
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6421

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

The B-1B is an aircraft many people tend to forget about - it's mission profile has become "mushy" over the years.. doing many things that a variety of aircraft also do, but not exactly doing any of them perfectly. It does have great range and payload though, and survivability is also ver...

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by tjh8402
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

Re: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range

Is there intelligent speculation as to the required runway for the 777X? As long as the -9 is I feel like it's going to need more runway than the 77W. The reason I ask this in this thread is because it could restrict the possible base airports of the private owners of the 777X BBJ to major internat...

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by tjh8402
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6421

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

It actually wasn't that stealthy by todays standards. It also had poor situational awareness. Todays radar would pick up an F-117 quite some distance away. Stealth design was improving very rapidly as computer software improved in the 90's. So when its main strength was stealth it quickly became ou...

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by tjh8402
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets
Replies: 52
Views: 8265

Re: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets

The AA narrowbody order by Arpey pre-bankruptcy was the first time AA ordered Airbus narrowbody. It was necessitated by the need to basically replace the entire narrowbody fleet and Boeing being unable to fulfill the need. I believe it also was the first time AA looked at something other than a sin...

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by tjh8402
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 61
Views: 16755

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I agree with the above two posters. I don’t understand why she wouldn’t end up in a museum, especially Museum of flight in Seattle, where she would be a perfect addition to the collection.

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by tjh8402
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9262

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? I believe every Boeing passenger plane historically has a 7 somewhere in it's model number going back to the 247, 377, etc. so 7 was a requirement in naming the new jet transport. Was it a combination of luck and/or pure marketing genius to designate it the...

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by tjh8402
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93187

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

As for showers and such, several people have stated that its possible on A350s and 77s. So then, why has no one done it? EK is rolling out great new 77 products, so why not that as well? It would make their product much more consistent. But I think if they did, would start knocking CASM down to som...

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by tjh8402
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 21704

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

How about Sparrowhawk? It is the common name for small raptors species found in NA and Europe. bt You know, you're onto something there! The Navy has the Goshawk. There is already a Jayhawk, Pave Hawk and Nighthawk. It keeps the trainer nomenclature going with the XXXhawk theme. Considering the pla...

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by tjh8402
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32646

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

The pmUA 77Es that have Polaris but not W are probably the closest equivalent to the 787s. They seat 292, which is 15% more than the 789s. According to the fleet site, none of these aircraft exist anymore. They’re still shown on the UA website (whereas the W configuration isn’t posted yet), but whe...

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by tjh8402
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32646

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I'm confused by some of the reasoning here. 1) Lower acquisition cost - maybe, or maybe not if you consider the costs of cancelling the order 3) Less capacity for better yields - sometimes that's what it means - sometimes it just means lost chances of flying customers and UA has a significant share...

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by tjh8402
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32646

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I see no reason why the 787-9 can't replace the 772's at UA. And I'd be willing to bet that Boeing would take care of any A350 penalties for a 787 and MOM order from UA. There have been no new Airbus deliveries since the merger and United really loves their 737 and 787. Meanwhile AA is about a 50/5...

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by tjh8402
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 83
Views: 15356

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Good plan However the RAF ‘Voyager’ tanker is not equipped with a boom which is the optimal method if inflight refueling for larger aircraft like this along with numerous other types such as the P8 and C17 It has an available boom, and I thought the MRTT was supposed to be easily reconfigurable, so...

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by tjh8402
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 21704

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Can we address a more important factor in the decision please: what will Boeing's new T-X trainer be designated by the USAF? T-54? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_aircraft_of_the_United_States#Trainer Why not the T-7? The last trainer to receive a official destination was the T-6 Tex...

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by tjh8402
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 117
Views: 21704

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

While I don't know the specifics of Lockheed's offer, apparently Boeing took the same risk with this as they did the KC-46, MH-139 and MQ-25, which was offering a fixed price contract (although there are incentives in the initial phase). Wonder if the Pentagon is getting more cautious about program ...

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by tjh8402
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 174
Views: 20589

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

It would be interesting to see CN-235, ATR- MPA and Q400MPA comparison. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BxXCVzJI1Pc/maxresdefault.jpg CN-295 https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/34989_1497543304.jpg ATR-72 MPA https://asianmilitaryreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/7.jpg BBD Q400 Swordfish I guess the CN235/...

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by tjh8402
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 721
Views: 68289

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I was under the impression that the "deepness" of the F-35 made a pure A2A armament more or less impossible. But I suppose they have the abillity to drop away before engaging their motor. Thanks again. I can see where it had an impact in that the current block F 35’s can carry a bigger bo...

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by tjh8402
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 721
Views: 68289

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Thanks for all that info. What about their specific payloads? Can the F-35 carry the same A2A armaments that the F-22 would be carrying? Without sacrificing stealth capabilities that is. I think we've already addressed that we can hang things on both aircraft's wings to match (somewhat match) the F...

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by tjh8402
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 120976

Re: F-35 news thread

An AIAA paper has released details of a new launcher for the outboard AAM carried on the F-35. This launcher incorporates LO compared to the previous launcher and will likely allow the aircraft to carry external AIM-9X, or ASRAAM, in a reasonably close to full stealth configuration. I wonder if the...

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by tjh8402
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 120976

Re: F-35 news thread

An AIAA paper has released details of a new launcher for the outboard AAM carried on the F-35. This launcher incorporates LO compared to the previous launcher and will likely allow the aircraft to carry external AIM-9X, or ASRAAM, in a reasonably close to full stealth configuration. http://www.f-16...

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by tjh8402
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5403

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Absolutely not. As long as the plane can pass evacuation tests, sell they public what it wants. My mother and sister love their 28” $70 seats on NK and G4. They and plenty of others would miss out on the chance for affordable flight. For those that want more, every airline has some sort of upgraded ...

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by tjh8402
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using Privatair BBJ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6085

Re: BA using Privatair BBJ

Also a mod could take BBJ out of title. It’s a standard Privatair B737 with a 20C/66Y. 86 total seats. BBJ makes it sound like some all J config or something. It is a BBJ officially so the title is correct. It's frame YG064 which indicates it's factory built BBJ just like all the other YG0xx and YG...

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by tjh8402
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 22307

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If the deferred cost is not cleaned up, the rest has to be booked as a loss. The whole deferred cost has been taken out as earnings, when you remove the deferred cost you have to lower your earnings by the same amount. If you do not have enough earnings you will incure the loss. And yet you pay no ...

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by tjh8402
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 127
Views: 21503

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Hopefully not going too off topic but does anyone have some justification for the depth of the USAF/P&W relationship, is there a watershed moment when this relationship cemented? P&W is the one engine maker that predates the Air Force itself, having built engines for the Army Air Force sinc...

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by tjh8402
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 127
Views: 21503

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

The only potential snagup is the Air Force's love for PW engines. Hopefully not going too off topic but does anyone have some justification for the depth of the USAF/P&W relationship, is there a watershed moment when this relationship cemented? P&W is the one engine maker that predates the ...

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by tjh8402
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

This is the aircraft the USAF should still be purchasing In the hundreds instead of the F35 A proven, rugged and flexible design that’s been steadily updated and is still a fearsome weapon, in fact more than ever The F-16 is an incredible machine, and the latest blocks are potent fighters, but it c...

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by tjh8402
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 13459

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/nation-now/united-airlines-buying-four-more-dreamliners-and-25-embraer-e175s/465-6149aaf3-bc90-4043-b54f-c7dbc1447f3f One interesting factoid I read is that these 787s would feature the new Polaris seats and will be the only 789s thus far ordered with it. ...

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by tjh8402
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

This is the aircraft the USAF should still be purchasing In the hundreds instead of the F35 A proven, rugged and flexible design that’s been steadily updated and is still a fearsome weapon, in fact more than ever The F-16 is an incredible machine, and the latest blocks are potent fighters, but it c...

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by tjh8402
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7450

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Let’s also keep in mind that as crummy as US passenger service is, our freight railroad network is one of the best in the world ( it’s one reason our passenger rail network is so poor; we are focused on freight). It’s very easy and cost effective to ship things by rail here.

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by tjh8402
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 30906

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Kinda funny how your post is being largely ignored. We have many posts are saying this is all about negotiating postures and brinksmanship when the inconvenient truth is that this is all numbers driven, and as of right now the numbers are adding up to "no sale". Personally I doubt wanting...

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by tjh8402
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5729

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

I would think it’s possible, especially if AS gets a 797. This is assuming they (AS) already have a decent amount of O&D service from the lower 48 to ANC that connecting traffic could piggyback along with.

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by tjh8402
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for Via + OneJet
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Potential for Via + OneJet

I was told that Be40s do not have a lifetime hours or cycle limit, which makes them more popular with charter and other more frequent users. It also helps make investments in upgrades to the interior, engines, and avionics more worthwhile, especially on an older cheaper higher time airframe since y...

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