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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3626

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

not happening, and I personally will never get inside a driverless vehicle on the streets either. Every system can be hacked. I can sympathize with you, certainly, but then again things move on and we all might feel quite different about this technology in a few years time. I think it is inevitable...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 326
Views: 51220

Re: Updated: American ordered A321xLR

par13del wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
I hope they run these out of MIA too to places like BSB and CNF.

If they can carry all the bags and other stuff that folks in this part of the world travel with, it would be great.


With an 160 seat config the extra LD3 may just be enough for those 300 bags... :D

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 326
Views: 51220

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

The XLR will be more expensive to operate than the existing NEO and LR for the reasons given. It will be heaver (than a regular Neo with less than two ATCs at least) You are sure that moving a bulkhead weighs in at more than one standard ACT plus the additional unusable fuel in it? and have a highe...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 326
Views: 51220

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

the XLR will be more expensive to operate on seat mile bases than the existing LR and reg NEO as well as the Max. carrying more fuel carries a weight penalty You do know that the XLR will be lighter as the LR, right? That bulkhead doesn't weight the 1.2 tonnes of the three aux tanks... If a mission...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Yeah, I'm stumped on that one too... BN747 Are ya now? https://www.wpr.org/scientists-throw-out-conventional-evolution-timeline yup... no one "adjusted timelines". What you are trying to critique is the very reason science delivers correct information: Data doesn´t get ignored, hypothesis...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

You talked about aliens. If your premise is wrong and we meet some, that would change the minds of many people. Religious people would just decide into two groups, one ignoring the fact (just like a good number ignore evolution or the age of the earth), the other adjusting their religious believe a...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

If Wizzair keeps the current 321neo config of 239pax how will that affect the XLR range compared to a lighter 180-seat A321 that e.g. EI will use? lets say 52t basic weight, 24t Passenger and bags, 25t for fuel..... ~4000 liters less than it can hold..... 75-90 min less range i would think.... best...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

How airbus can get those extra range/ miles on the A321XLR? They must be sacrificing cargo for miles? Kinda yes and no. The new center tank frees up one LD3 container position not available on the 321LR, but hold more fuel than the three aux tanks before. So you have more room for cargo, and with l...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Not sure how many here have flown an A330 in 9 abreast? I have flown on SAA's A300's (same width as A330) in 9 abreast years ago, it is tight but not unbearable.. its like an economy seat in an CRJ..... plenty of people accept those too, and there used to be/still are some fairly long CRJ flights.....

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 31944

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Not really, because the competition laws are quite different. In the USA the law against dumping does only apply to foreign competition. In the EU the dumping laws does not make a distinction between foreign or local companies. No. Dumping is an international trade concept that has competitive impl...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

Indigo Partners has ordered 50x A321Xlr,. "Huge stuff for Airbus once again! A total of 50 A321XLRs have been ordered for Wizz Air, Frontier and JetSmart - They’re all a part of Indigo Partners! The A321XLR is killing it! #PAS19" https://twitter.com/DjsAviation/status/1141257861302898688 ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Or maybe they are just middle grundy enough that no one feels the need to either especially agree or disagree.... Best regards Thomas Well, my overarching premise is that in the end, you'll never be able to change their mind. And it's pretty clear from the back and forth conversation that we're see...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

Wizzair flying long haul is going to scare the EU3. only if they start offering J and PE and daily, or almost daily, year round schedules. Not that they never will, but i don´t see it. I´d think they rather create more traffic. But if you are Condor, Thomson or one of the other long haul used to be...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

But if I were Airbus I'd be wondering is Boeing would adapt the MAX 10s landing gear to the other models making them more capable. I dont think Boeing can get more range from the 10 but an 8 with 10 LG would be a big boost for the MAX. It would probably only improve field performance and not range,...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 57
Views: 2294

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

There is no reason why there can't be a waiting period, the resistance to that is extremism. Mark the day on the calendar, something we agree on. Here you have to get consulting, to make sure women know what they are doing (risks, side effects etc.), wait 3 calendar days, if still desired they can ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

By what evidence do we owe any allegiance to truth, beauty, loyalty, or love? Evolutionary morality is pretty brutal regarding all of this. lets see where the value is for truth... It is hard to make useful decisions based on faulty information. That is why evolution has build our brains in a way t...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Kinda depends on the airport facilities though; case in point, just last month I flew on an LH A321 from FRA-HAM and we boarded in FRA at the 2L door and deplaned in HAM at 1L. So it's not an "end all, be all" situation here. Thanks for the information, I didn't know it was possible to us...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

The opportunity is for NMA to be to A321XLR what 787 is to A330, bigger, mostly CFRP design, better fuel burn, lower maintenance, etc.. Mmm.. i can see how an 787 may be cheaper to maintain as an A330, but CFRP doesn´t do anything by itself... but bigger and lower fuel burn, are not nearly as clear...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225981

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

10000nm!!! Is that what they're claiming? If so, it must mean both a MTOW increase and additional fuel capacity. they can't be using Airbus's range I would read it as "carries up to 17 ton more than the A350, and flies (a full cabin) 2400km further than the 777-9." Best regards Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

hivue wrote:
Where have we seen this story before?


In a low cost, some more TOW, some more fuel, not even an updated engine, variant on a very relaxed timeline into a field without competition at EIS? Never?

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Airbus has been looking at making the seats a bit wider in the 9-abreast config for a while, so that will probably not all that terrible bad compared to 17" seats, which have gotten somewhat accepted. IF that will in deed have a touch more than the 16.7" seats that is... How do they make ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

trpmb6 wrote:
It becomes easier to find holes in the theories.


If they only had theories or even hypothesis left, at least we could test them.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Man, I feel like I'm being ignored here. Perhaps because my posts don't conform nicely with either side's arguments here. Or maybe they are just middle grundy enough that no one feels the need to either especially agree or disagree.... Best regards Thomas Well, my overarching premise is that in the...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Okay, now view Genesis in the context of human understanding at the time. It’s quite remarkable given the lack of scientific understanding how incredibly accurate it is on how things would come to be on this planet to support life. A void, rain, dry land, life. Genesis is absolut hogwash about the ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

trpmb6 wrote:
Man, I feel like I'm being ignored here. Perhaps because my posts don't conform nicely with either side's arguments here.


Or maybe they are just middle grundy enough that no one feels the need to either especially agree or disagree....

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

But that is not any kind of proof of any kind of supreme being, it is just as much proof of alien contact as it is of god. Funny that you mention aliens... plenty of otherwise sane adults will tell you they have been abducted by aliens... heck no one offers them any special respect over their deepl...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Yours is the rejection of the claim and you do not have to make the case. Same with god making the universe. Fred Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and claims without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Evidence for God: none Evidence for something out of whatever nothing ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

One could see the MAX backlog as 5000 potential launch orders for the NSA. Why would one shut down one promising new market opportunity to spend money trying to get orders you already have? This makes no sense to me. I think he is trying to say: without the Max Boeing would have a 5000 Unit NSA bac...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

It feels like the overwhelming sentiment is that taking the time to get it right before launch is a bad thing. How quickly we forget the impact of the following failures: A350 MK1 They practically ended up building it what... 10 years later? A350-800 That was one... and it would not have happened h...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

The sweet spot for the NMA is real thin. Using another UA example, IAH-LHR is 4800 mi. And in unless fairly high capacity configuration, the XLR can probably do that too. With 1x ACT it seems to be able to carry a lot more fuel than it can lift of with beyond a 150 seat cabin. Looking at the A321T ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

What Airbus also misses is the loading time issue. Airlines are asking for the twin aisle NMA because it improves turn around times. Which is very critical in the short haul / medium haul high load factor routes. So critical that the airlines asked Airbus to remove the L2 door from the A321 as they...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Quite sure Airbus gave Boeing exactly what they were waiting for.. what Airbus could do with an XLR was a fairly open secret and there was zero chance of Airbus launching a clean sheet design at all ..... so nothing has changed aside of the first orders in the segment being placed ... Airbus and th...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 248
Views: 25958

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

There is nothing magical that makes a widebody more comfortable than a narrowbody. That is your opinion. Many frequent flyers will disagree with you. The magic is S P A C E. With the same pitch a Y seat on an A320 offers more space then a Y seat on most 787 and 77W and about the same as on the 77X,...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

Looking at the A321XLR specs (long range), will it be game changer because it can do long haul flights as a narrow body aircraft? A388 I wouldn´t expect it to be a game changer, but having some "real" 3- class 160 or so seater able to go 4000nm would open up routes that all current planes...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

This is ridiculous! And I don't care that people of that region are generally smaller than Europeans and North Americans but still there is a principle and before people start: No most of the general public don't know what constitutes a dense config until they get on the sardine can (I mean plane)....

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

there are plenty of A330ceo flying with a downstairs lav, the same LH has on the A346. I know about LH and the A346 lower deck lavs but I don't know of any A330ceo with lower deck lavs. Who currently flies with this configuration on the A330ceo? Novair, the former Premiair, then myTravel then Thoma...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 63
Views: 3548

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

You guys are right, I use Google Docs quite a lot both at home and at work we used to use the Google environment and that was fast ..... and the Spreadsheet had a currency import so simple that i can not figure out why Excel doesn´t have something along the lines of GOOGLEFINANCE functions since ab...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 63
Views: 3548

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

At least once or twice a year you should Google " Windows 10 iso " then press Update Now. This installs the latest version (1903) of Windows 10, and sorts out the many update issues people are having. Unless the update in itself causes the problem. Here probably 80% of all windows shipped...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

500 seats in a A330, who are the passengers, Dwarfs ? Just because it can be done should it be done ? 9 seats per row in an A330 is insane. Airbus has been looking at making the seats a bit wider in the 9-abreast config for a while, so that will probably not all that terrible bad compared to 17&quo...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

I wonder if the 339s will have lavs downstairs. From flightglobal: "Chief executive advisor Mike Szucs indicates that the high-density A330neo layout has been achieved with some "clever" reconfiguration of facilities such as the lavatories." Do the downstairs lavs (like some A34...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 10322

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Another exit was rumoured I believe for the A330neo. Also 194 seats on the A320neo is also above current limit by only 5. It's very possible they will re-certify for higher number or another exit, like the high capacity MAX 8 will have. Interesting to see which way they go. EASA hinted that up to 1...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

That is coming later Isnt´AirAsiaX the long haul arm of Air Asia... with a whooping 100 A339 on order? The XLR pretty much, slightly exaggerated, only adds a lot of Water and Siberia from KUL over the A321.... best regards Thomas Air Asia X has 66 A330neos on firm order. The MOU for 34 more signed ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

In contrast, the A330 "form factor" was in a real sweet spot on launch and continues to be so.. and the A330 got its fundations laid not by Airbus amazing foresight, but by IAE saying "Ah... we don´t make the superfan", giving it that totally oversized wing for its initial MTOW,...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

unrave wrote:
fcogafa wrote:
Surprising no mention of XLRs

That is coming later


Isnt´AirAsiaX the long haul arm of Air Asia... with a whooping 100 A339 on order?

The XLR pretty much, slightly exaggerated, only adds a lot of Water and Siberia from KUL over the A321....

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 67954

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

A330-800neo might be the least efficient widebodies among the new generation ones, but is still more efficient than current generation A330 and even more efficient than 767s I guess... Along with the much lower acquisition and other fixed/variable costs for A321XLR. True, but it still has to be com...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

Armadillo1 wrote:
after landing there are very angry dwarwes will deboard


Statistically Filipinos are the smallest people on the planet, for them it's probably not worse than a 180 seat A320 for the average caucasian .....

Which however isn't really comfy either..

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Yes, it’s special. Yeas it requires a set of circumstances that that sustain life as we know it . case and point: Extremophiles. Striving in environments that where considered extremely hostile to life just 40 years ago...... we didn´t know such live existed, until we found it. best regards Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 107930

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

I think it will be very telling for this airshow that Airbus didn't launch the A321XLR with "X amount of orders and commitments" in their press release and on social media. This airshow will not be about the orders and who has "won the show". actually there was talked about 200 ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 316
Views: 23115

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

It’s absolutely special, in fact our existence relies on a perfect set of circumstances that sustain life. the life in this universe is adjusted to the universe it exists in, not the other way around. And what do you mean by "sustain life"? The sun will have killed off pretty much all lif...

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