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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 11997

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

I suspect I'll be seeing this particular aircraft quite a bit. A good heavy lifter for the pilgrimage charters.

zeke wrote:

There is no flight control law or protection on any FBW Airbus that prevents a tail strike, pull hard enough and it happens.


Presumably no changes for the A350 then?

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4421

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

In which case most likely capacity/timing constraints at entry and exit points.

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4421

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

BOBCAT at play.

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by Chaostheory
Sat May 29, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 10226

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

The inability to add a 2nd-shift conveyable sort is far from ideal here, and probably won't be possible until Amazon moves out. Staffing is a massive problem right now - they are adding all sorts of employee bonuses for 2nd/3rd-shift volunteers on Saturday sorts. Certainly plenty of entry level job...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 227776

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Hi-Fly A330-900 has an OEW of 133,000kg Finnair A350-900 has an OEW of 134,000kg Mind you, both are configured with large Business Class cabins and also have Premium Economy so that ups the weight. The Hi-Fly A330-900s configured with a small Business Class and the rest Economy (18C | 353Y) have an...

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by Chaostheory
Sun May 09, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 17
Views: 4987

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

The outbord engines on the 747 or A380 most likely. What? Bigb is referring to the FOD damage outboard engines are susceptible to on quads, especially for the A380 which is known to suck up all sorts of crap from runway and apron edges. The CF34 on the Ejet fleet as others have mentioned has a rela...

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by Chaostheory
Thu May 06, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 11570

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

The first falcon with Rollers.

Good decision.

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by Chaostheory
Tue May 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 796
Views: 123932

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

OEW weight in the 2015 Boeing ACAP is 167.4T on the 77W from 2015. I don't know if that weight loss from the after 2015's is baked in to that. Zeke's weight figures for the 77W are entirely resonable. Our 77Ws which have a lower ave age than the CX fleet have a range between 167-175t empty. The 2 c...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Car dealership Seattle

My Son needs to buy a used car in Seattle, anyone know an honest dealership he could go to ? Halo motors in the Woodridge area. My brother bought an Oldsmobile coupe from there years ago. One of the windows had a motor issue which was discovered after a month or so. The dealer repaired it without a...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 128
Views: 11953

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had the Pfizer as part of a research study in December with a second dose 6 weeks later mid-Feb. My arm felt like someone had punched it repeatedly after the first shot. No reaction with the second. Wife had the Pfizer with no reaction either. Parents had the AZ with slight fever response and headac...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 45
Views: 4641

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The Taliban AF will operate them eventually.


I imagine that would look something like this:

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by Chaostheory
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 21103

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

It is true. You can take off at or close to mtow from most 10k runways on a +15 day with the 789. You will lose 10+ tons with the 781 under the same conditions - higher takeoff speeds due to reduced takeoff angle. If TUI are flying into small airfields with relatively short runways like Bristol, th...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 21103

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

The 787-10 isn't the best performer in hot and high conditions, something Emirates also complained about. For that reason, I can't see this being for them. That's not true ,the B78X shares the same MTOW as the B789 (with a slightly more powerful engines to compensate for the extra drag caused by th...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2402
Views: 162393

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

With regard to the current focus on the AZ vaccine where blood clotting is concerned, I hope that the big increase in the rate of vaccination planned to start in UK from March 15 will not be delayed. Less than 9 million doses were administered in England Feb 12 - Mar 11. I understand that 19 millio...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos
Replies: 87
Views: 15661

Re: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos

Anyway, I'd take this opportunity to apologize to Devilfish over my bothering of him and his A338 fandom, and I'll try to avoid it from now on. As for CGK's runway issues, is there a reason why they were built that way and why the runways weren't strengthened? And how come the airport has had troub...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255114

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Information on Boeing position https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-17/boeing-issues-warning-to-pilots-in-wake-of-indonesian-737-crash A lot of words to say, "You need to fly the plane." Or as Van VanderBurgh said, "If your aircraft is departing from its intended lateral o...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A322 may have new engine, wings and 12 extra seats
Replies: 146
Views: 24403

Re: A322 may have new engine, wings and 12 extra seats

To Varsity1: A32ONEO is lighter than 737-8, OEW is 44,3T and MAX was 45,07T. It is maybe little bit less without MAX name now. If you're looking at the airport planning guide Boeing puts out, that includes crew, liquids (oil, hydraulic and unusable fuel) and standard 2 class furnishings. Airbus fac...

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by Chaostheory
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10335

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

You can order modern IL7s updated with better avionics and PS90 engines, lowering the fuel burn by 30%. There is no way in comparing a 330F to an IL7. You can‘t go on a dirt ralley with a Ferrari! Doesn't make a difference when you're moving pallets around. Spares support for the 330/Trent 700 is n...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10335

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

Why do they need that?? I don't think they fly to any hot and high airport. ASB is 700 feet. They have 8 Il76 but who knows how many of them are in real flying condition. 2 A330 are not a huge fleet but they are much more versatile and reliable than the IL's. Maybe they will use them to HKG, PVG, D...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs
Replies: 54
Views: 10335

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines orders two A330-200P2Fs

ikolkyo wrote:
Odd choice considering the fleet they have.


The A330 has superb field and climb performance, especially the -200 which makes it well suited for hot/high ops.

EK, Yemenia, US and Nepal bought it for that very reason. Probably others too.

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by Chaostheory
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3469

Re: "DR" Jill Biden

Same in the UK.. When you pass your royal college of surgeons exam you go back to Mr or Miss.. And that is the title they prefer.. Not always clear cut. I used to live next door to a well regarded vascular surgeon. For us and his closes friends, it was always Doc/Dr Downing. His fellow surgeons ref...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)
Replies: 49
Views: 7516

Re: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)

ATL is ~400nm further from JNB than JFK/EWR are. Those extra 400 nm matter a lot when you are at the edge of the aircraft’s performance and why the A359/789 can do JNB-EWR/JFK nonstop with acceptable payload penalties but not JNB-ATL nonstop. DL is not at a disadvantage due to the aircraft- a A359 ...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 12581

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2020

I'm told the new A350s are optioned with the highest mtow option (280t?). What are the long term plans for these? Australia?

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by Chaostheory
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59338

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

The whole 'MAN needs more TATL service' is about as relentlessly tiresome as 'DUS needs TATL service.' If there were money to be made somebody smart would be flying it. You remember that Thomas Cook went into liquidation, right? That suggests a few problems with its route structure and business mod...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7277

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

The boffins at Boeing figured that the presence and use of a HUD on the global 787 fleet would prevent at least 1 frame loss over the type's service and therefore would pay for itself. Why pay extra to install a HUD so the pilots can handfly almost as precisely as the autopilot does for free? The 73...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22237

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

It’s possible that the -9 might at a point have been 20 tonnes lighter. It certainly is if you declare it to be 10t lighter than BOEING says it is ..... We need to get back to a reality conversation at some point ..... Rgds Agree. They're silly numbers plucked out from ? 127-129t empty weights for ...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 12674

Re: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?

You backed nothing's up. Just the words with no evidences. No rants from me. Facts are facts and fact is GEnx engine is killed the trent on the 787. Sales, performances and the reliablity. The Trent burns 300-400kg less from takeoff to cruise. A summary glance at performance and planning manualls w...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 12674

Re: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?

No they don't. The GEnx engine kills the Trent. Tresnt playing catch up with poor fuel burnings and reliability. RR is dead man's walking. Quite the rant there. Shame you can't back it up. Compared to our GEnx-P2 engines, the equivalent and slightly more powerful Trent K2 burns less fuel at takeoff...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 12674

Re: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?

GE needs to do a GEnX PiP. No they don't. The GEnx engine kills the Trent. Tresnt playing catch up with poor fuel burnings and reliability. RR is dead man's walking. Quite the rant there. Shame you can't back it up. Compared to our GEnx-P2 engines, the equivalent and slightly more powerful Trent K2...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire-speed-limit exceedance
Replies: 40
Views: 5898

Re: Tire-speed-limit exceedance

744 was the biggest culprit where I work. Perhaps surprisingly, we've only had a handful of tyre overspeed instances on the 777.

No issue with the bus fleet and that includes the A321 ops out of Riyadh, Medina etc

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 64318

Re: VS to start flights to Pakistan

Nice to see a new carrier entering Pakistan. I hope VS does well and smart to commenced ops from Lahore. Not meaning to hijack this thread but perhaps SQ and CX can resume from Karachi. TG not looking good with further restructuring. VFR demand is driving the introduction of these flights. The Paki...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and UAE to establish diplomatic relations
Replies: 54
Views: 3274

Re: Israel and UAE to establish diplomatic relations

The Saudis have been in bed with the Israelis since the fall of the Shah. That's hardly a new development. I suspect the ongoing conflict in Libya and the tensions in the Eastern Med with Turkey are the drive behind this. Turkey needs to be careful. Erdogan will find himself surrounded on all sides ...

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by Chaostheory
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3375

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

I find them massively distasteful, especially the ones crawling up necks and down legs. Youngest brother wanted one a few years ago. I threatened to cut him off if he got one. Not sure if it was my threats or the modelling agency he was with which dissuaded him. Still seem like a rite of passage for...

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by Chaostheory
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 30058

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

airboeingbus wrote:
How does the insurance work for airliners? If one is written off like this will the insurer replace the plane, or do airlines just use a liability only cover?


The airframe owner will get the monies. Probably in the region of $120 million for a 5 year old frame.

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by Chaostheory
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 205526

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

SOPs and professionalism aren't something I generally associate with Pakistani airlines or the Pakistani piloting community. I've touched on this subject before when debating the "new" Pakistani aviation policy. Doesn't matter how old your aircraft are when the vast majority of pilots are ...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100134

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

In general the CFM engine is the better option for shorter routes (under 2 hours) while the IAE engine is more efficient on routes longer than 2 hours. The IAE is more efficient on all sector lengths. Where do you guys get this stuff from? If you don't know, don't make it up! I doubt that and the C...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100134

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

LHA320 wrote:
In general the CFM engine is the better option for shorter routes (under 2 hours) while the IAE engine is more efficient on routes longer than 2 hours.

The IAE is more efficient on all sector lengths.

Where do you guys get this stuff from?

If you don't know, don't make it up!

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by Chaostheory
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100134

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

I really do not understand why so many people here have a problem with DL going more or less all Airbus. Beacuse it isn't American. It really is that simple. The MD90/V2500 combo is a FOD magnet which is what trashes the engines and makes them expensive to maintain and overhaul. IAE(Pratt) threaten...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines
Replies: 21
Views: 2813

Re: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines

Wow. I believe you, but I would have thought 20% was a very large derate. The Cessna/Pipers I fly would climb like crap with such a power reduction, and I always understood that jets flew best with quick climbs and minimum time down low. Also, what's a "quick engine change kit"? A.netters...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines
Replies: 21
Views: 2813

Re: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines

= We can model it if you like. For your consideration we would start by • separate engine and frame depreciation • separate mechanical utility and economic utility • separate engine depreciation and overhaul depreciation • assume an efficient market The objective would be to solve for two costs. Th...

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by Chaostheory
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines
Replies: 21
Views: 2813

Re: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines

Sokes wrote:

Can B737-700 and A319 engines supply used serviceable material for bigger models?


Yes and vice versa.

Larger and more organised airlines with all 3 variants will often swap engines post shop visit from an A321 to an A319 or A320 where the engine life will be prolonged at derated thrust.

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by Chaostheory
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 7119

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

Stitch wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
A321LR is literally the baseline A321neo now. Essentially any ACF A321neo is an A321LR.


I don't think any A321-200neo model has been delivered without at least one ACT installed.


Turkish and British A321neos don't have any installed to my knowledge.

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by Chaostheory
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 32133

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

May interest some

A350-1000: 1.2-1.4m/month

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by Chaostheory
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 32133

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Amazing thread.

Any info on A330-900 and 787-10?


Assuming an aircraft is factory fresh.

A330-900: 800-900k/month
787-10: 1.1-1.2m/month

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

Makes sense, very insightful information. Lower weights also mean lower fees. And something else interesting the 789 on their website isn't listed at the full 254t which is quite interesting. 252t mtow if I recall. TK's 2 class config is very light which makes their 789s a solid 13 hour aircraft at...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

Hmm, that’s interesting, because they have the modified shorter flaperons which I thought were only present on 238t+ Some of the newer msns will no doubt be built for the higher mtows but as of yet TK has opted for lower weights. In similar fashion, I believe TK is the only airline operating A321ne...

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by Chaostheory
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

As far as I know THY have some 242t A333’s which have the center tanks activated with GE engines, it’s a legitimate 12hr aircraft with good payload, at MZFW it’s a 10ish hour aircraft. Possibly some 238t versions as well IIRC Highest mtow on TK's A330s is 235t. Good point on this. I usually see the...

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 159608

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

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From Boeing's presentation to us.

Off to do the school run.

I'll post the rest later if I survive.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 159608

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Boeing offered the -10 to us in 2017. An overall length of 80m and a 360t mtow. We considered it a stretch too far.

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by Chaostheory
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 42
Views: 9136

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

It is possible to avoid Pakistan. I found one route that might work. Not sure if it would be allowed due to airspace restrictions but it's technically possible. KTM L626 HW W85 SP W39 LLH HTN DSC A364 KHG OSH From OSH it should be straighforward to continue on airways. Presuming those directs would...

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