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by tommy1808
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Program Seeks Further Taxpayer Investment
Replies: 61
Views: 7898

Re: A220 Program Seeks Further Taxpayer Investment

Here’s an idea. Sell products for a profit, not a loss. are you saying that Boeing should have cancelled the 787 program? It took them forever to turn a profit on it after all.... or Airbus the A350, i am sure there where frames they had to sell at a loss in the beginning. Of course, so much govern...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

https://airinsight.com/iata-boss-worried-about-qatar-airbus-feud/ Interesting comments from WW here. Talks about airbus exploiting their current market strength. Talks about a long list of airlines that wanted to cancel contracts with airbus but Airbus did not allow them Wants to see a strong Boein...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"
Replies: 47
Views: 6225

Re: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"

Are these blimpy airplanes even EASA certified? How does Airbus operate them commercially? Yup, EASA TCDS EASA.A.014 (https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/EASA-TCDS-A.014_A300--600ST_Beluga-03-05052010.pdf) I seem to recall that Airbus tried to find commercial operators for the Beluga...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 30
Views: 884

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

I’d say the 747-8, 787, E145XR, A350, 777, CRJ-700/-900/-1000, E-Jets, and the A220, in that order.. for NB i´d go with the 737-10, especially when flying it looks really good. For WB the A359. The Boeing 727 is still the best looking aircraft flying today! For the classics, if you don´t think the ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 67
Views: 2443

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

Aaron747 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:

This might be new do you, but prosecution is not done by political parties.
Thomas


Could have fooled me.

and the conservative-leaning SCOTUS .


those are just RINOs, not really conservatives....

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

A process doesn’t mean it’s common at this scale. If a carrier had complained about this regarding the 787, this site would have collectively demanded the entire fleet be grounded until all were repainted and a thorough root cause analysis be determined. No one has posted anything indicating this i...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I'm genuinely mystified, but what other composite aircraft (meaning, A350/787), has anyone experienced/heard about requiring 900 patch repairs prior to repaint? I sincerely don't think that would be considered 'normal.' It just sounds extreme, and for example for the years when the 787 was the only...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 67
Views: 2443

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

People can walk and chew gum at the same time. Whom are you referring to? The Dem party can't do anything right lately so two things at once is a stretch. This might be new do you, but prosecution is not done by political parties. Hence getting to the bottom of things and serving justice has nothin...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

Now I look at the link, RAF Mildenhall had something like a starter extension—performance planning could use one overrun for take-off planning, but not the other end. IIRC, 9227’ of official runway plus two overruns of 1,000’ each. TORA/TODA/ASRA could be 10,227’ but not 11,227’. The overrun could ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6001

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

The US should send some cruise missiles to bomb compressor stations on the gas pipelines. That way the Germans won't be able to stab everyone else in the back. For money-laundering UK is actually the go-to-destination. If you look at the countries in the top 13, 4 places are in and around UK. https...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 238
Views: 5717

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Pune and M564038 can go on all day about how that doesn't fit into "driver profiles", don't care - until an EV offers comparable convenience to current technology, many people won't buy one (not that they can afford one anyways). heck, i only drive a plug in hybrid, but i can tell you tha...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

As a supplier you not only can, you will walk away from any customer that costs you more than they bring in, unless you think its just short term. Regardless of how much competition there is in the market. :checkmark: I fully agree. This is a good move by Airbus. You gotta get off the horse when yo...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

That very much depends on the language in the contract. If the contract gives QR the right to defer and QR does so and pays all required penalties outlined then Airbus must accept it. Contracts are two way streets, the customers have rights too. I agree with a point made earlier here, if Airbus can...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

As a supplier you not only can, you will walk away from any customer that costs you more than they bring in, unless you think its just short term. Regardless of how much competition there is in the market. By this standard, Boeing should be walking away from lots of 737 and 787 customers. Standing ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6001

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Fun fact: if NordStream 2 gets canned, it won't cost Russia or the Russian investors one cent. Fun fact II.: No one held a gun against Merkel's head to start the NS2. One of her many mistakes. But kick them off Swift. Germany is - predictably - against that too. German Foreign Minister Annalena Bae...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6001

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

That's why appeasement politics doesn't work. True, which is why appeasement politics needs to stop. Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. Fun fact: if NordStream 2 gets canned, it won't cost Russia or the Russian investor...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 40
Views: 2237

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

Imagine if a wild pig or deer jumped out...complete toast. Interesting to note that the car is Czech registered. Had "die Polizei" stopped him, could they have theoretically impounded the car in Germany? Yes, technically he had not broken any laws, but there is a specific clause that some...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I definitely don’t want to fly in those 350. In addition, for those who stand on the Airbus side ", the side of all other A350 customers but Qatar and the side of all regulators other than the Qatari" you mean? Because that is the situation. One airline, owned by the Boss of the regulator...

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6001

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

luckyone wrote:
Putin et al must be having some concerns about their hold on power at home.


Or he is simply losing his mind. I am thinking the final scenes of "downfall". He certainly is old enough to start showing cognitive problems.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

This is what lack of options does. We have a duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. So they can pretty much act up like brats to their clients when they want to. That is why i was not in favor of the aircraft now knows as A220 falling in Airbus's hands. They won't be able to callously walk away from an 50 a...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belarusian Government Officials Charged With Aircraft Piracy
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: Belarusian Government Officials Charged With Aircraft Piracy

Does anyone know why the US government has jurisdiction over this? Because most, if not all, countries prosecute crimes against their citizens regardless of where the crime was committed unless the local legal system does so sufficiently. There is zero chance of the Belarusian officials spending ti...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I think it much more likely that Airbus figured out the issue only exists to refuse taking units while Qatar doesn´t need them. When a company gets to the point of not doing business with a customer it is because the company doesn make money with this customer. best regards Thomas As mentioned earl...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 437
Views: 56714

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I see this going either of the following two ways 1) Airbus and Qatar severe relationship for this generation. Airbus must be at its wit's end to take such a harsh stance. Boeing is the major winner (But will have to deal usual QR tantrum, but knowing very well they can quell that easily). Airbus i...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Thai government okays buying 4 new fighters

Relating this to the thread about French air force readiness rates ... Try and imagine the readiness rate Thailand will achieve with exactly f-o-u-r fighters. Why are they buying f-o-u-r fighters? They already have 14 Gripens and 51 F-16As. Buy something you already operate! and they have one each ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17197

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

I guess there's some consensus on this as with a vaccine pass for entry to restaurants and other venues in Hong Kong due to be implemented from late next month, I have seen SCMP reporting that many residents are choosing Sinovac over mRNA shots for the supposed lack of side effects. given that Sino...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

The Bible, by Disney. Fiction, with warnings of violence, racial hatred, sexual intolerance and extremism ;) don´t forget all the smiting and raping... The Late W. E. B. Griffin has long been my favorite writer and I like his series on "The Corps". Starts with China Sailors and Marines be...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes
Replies: 17
Views: 3463

Re: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes

TC957 wrote:
Will the A330-343E do ICN - MAD nonstop ? Let along JFK......Maybe some A332's coming in as well then.


MAD with some 300 odd passengers should be ok, JFK would pretty much be out of reach.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1933

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

I would not even even mind that if Clancy could ever have developed his characters worth a damn —sorry but Jack Ryan and his son are pretty much the definition of Mary Sue— and pared down a lot of the non-sense. Executive Orders has at least a pair of sub plots that go absolutely nowhere. Well... J...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 1...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 331
Views: 15967

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I wish Germany would publish hospitalizations like others. The lockdowns definitely are seen in the hospitalization data available: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/current-covid-patients-hospital?country=GBR~USA~FRA~NLD~DNK Lightsaber Germany does, for some reason ourworldindata doesn´t include ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 14...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1933

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

In my experience, the book is always better. Flight of the Intruder, The Hunt for Red October…much better books than movies. Marc The hunt for Red October was a really good movie, yes the book was much better, but the movie was still really good. I just don't see how you could get all of the story ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1933

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

I think the biggest "Problem" with Clancy adaptations is that they do have so, so much story in them. Even the shorter books, like Patriot Games, have way, way more going on that what you can cram into a two hours movie. I always thought that in today´s environment, where a season doesn´t...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1709
Views: 259230

Re: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread

SeamanBeaumont wrote:
It’s the Germans, nothing gets upgraded…


The F4s have been upgraded twice, the Tornado is at ASSTA 3 as well.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

The world is full of fools who breed more fools. And now it seems all these fools are all buying NFTs... I think there are still plenty of people buying Tesla stock. Having fully autonomous driving and delivering tens of thousands of Tesla Trucks since both became available three years ago really m...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1933

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

With notable exceptions...I'm sure you'll fill in your own...movie adaptations of books typically don't live up to the book. I bring this up because I just watched Without Remorse. Now, I'm a fan of Tom Clancy's books and thought Without Remorse was one of his best. The only things Without Remorse ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

Re: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?

Hello, would it be possible to have more information of the project? it look a lot like the A320 and seem to be base on a A300 with CFM 56 engine http://theairchive.net/aerospatiale-memorabilia/ Thanks for your answers! I would think this is just supposed to mean they where going to use as many A30...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61782

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

It also pushes the 787-10 closer to the 777-200ER range that BA & UA are both interested in. BA has to be interested in the -10 . It will be able to cover all their current 777-200ER routes they have in operation at lower cost. With the A350-1000 being able to replace the older 777-300ER it cou...

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by tommy1808
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9858

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

Exactly - it's a point you can stay near by orbiting that allows the Earth to act as part of the observatories sun shielding all the time. It's the closest point to earth with that property. You absolutely don't want the Earth to help shield the Webb. Part of the reason for the large orbit around t...

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by tommy1808
Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 66427

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

I agree that there is pretty much no way to install a class 1 crew rest in an A321. Isn´t the bulk cargo compartment large enough for two beds of the required size with some 60cm of headroom above the mattress? You´d still need a way to get in and out from the cabin of course... best reagards Thoma...

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by tommy1808
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 66427

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

I agree that there is pretty much no way to install a class 1 crew rest in an A321. Isn´t the bulk cargo compartment large enough for two beds of the required size with some 60cm of headroom above the mattress? You´d still need a way to get in and out from the cabin of course... best reagards Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107249

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

its only 1400 extra kilometers, not 2k, and when does a north-south route like SYD-PVG ever have 100+ knot headwinds for much of the way like LIS-ORD has? So its not 1400km extra distance to cover, nor 2000 either, but just about one hour. A couple of 100 Kg less weight (probably), 2.8t more fuel a...

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by tommy1808
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Signs 7 A350F LOI With 5 options
Replies: 51
Views: 10651

Re: Singapore Airlines Signs 7 A350F LOI With 5 options

SQ currently operates the largest A350 fleet in the world with 56 frames (49 A350-900s, 7 A350-900ULRs); so, not surprising they will go with the large freighter available first (i.e., A350F) to replace their 747 fleet. The A350F might carry a little less payload (in weight) than the 747F; but how ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107249

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

Final question for some of you experts. What should we consider as a true range of the A321XLR in normal operations? I know its quote as 4600nm. For example, would SYD/MEL-PVG both at around 4300nm be a bit long? The XLR is Basically a 321LR with a rear fixed fuel tank instead of the standard cente...

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by tommy1808
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79382

Re: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters

krisyyz wrote:
No doubt in my mind that AF and the EU, pulled their weight in convincing KL to go with Airbus


Air France, perhaps, after all they are one company, but the EU? How would they even accomplish that, its not like they have any incentives to give.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 210131

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Aerospace is not the only regulated industry. I have some experience in the pharmaceutical industry and whilst it is quite possible to build a working rapport with the agency inspectors the good ones will maintain their distance - but they can do that because they are not conflicted by working for ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322711

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Airbus A350F Boeing 747-400F Max Payload (structural) 109 tonnes 116 tonnes Range 4,700 nm 4,500 nm I am guessing those are the MZFW ranges for each type? That would essentially mean the same payload over 4700 miles and more beyond that point. Not bad for 20% less weight off the runway. best regard...

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by tommy1808
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68481

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

James Webb will not and cannot ever be reached for repairs. Hubble for a variety of reasons cannot be repaired. People can and have, you might remember, gone to the moon. Musk intends to make it relatively easy. Interesting ideas. You do mean that a) placing a telescope on the Moon b) operating it ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 - High Angle of Attack on approach and landing
Replies: 15
Views: 3209

Re: L1011 - High Angle of Attack on approach and landing

Starlionblue wrote:
You can't tell the angle of attack from just looking at footage or pictures.


i would guess with very high resolution cameras these days sometimes you can if you (can) zoom in enough.

best regards
Thomas

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