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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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 50
Views: 2242

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: 50
Views: 2242

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: 18
Views: 1076

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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 50
Views: 2242

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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 2188

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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 372
Views: 38128

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: 2202

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: 17100

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: 748

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: 3437

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: 1913

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: 748

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: 312
Views: 14430

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: 748

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: 1913

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: 1913

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: 258893

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: 1512

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: 1913

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: 1450

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: 379
Views: 56152

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: 71
Views: 9176

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: 66272

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: 66272

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: 107121

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: 10626

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: 107121

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: 79304

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: 209471

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: 322248

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: 68294

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: 3172

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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by tommy1808
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4985

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

The German government has come to the conclusion they have no choice but to restrict activities of the unvaccinated and possibly mandate compulsory jabs if parliament decides it's prudent. Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40166

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

lightsaber wrote:
Locally the kids vaccines are supply/source constrained.


its not allowed in the US to just use adult vaccine and adjust the dosis on site?

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322248

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I suspect you are not talking about the same thing. How can 3m of A350 fuselage (even fully equipped) weigh 8 tonnes? That would mean that 60m of fuselage weigh 160 tonnes which is over the OEW of the A350-1000. The fuselage directly in front and behind the wing has by far the largest bending momen...

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by tommy1808
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anybody know how much money is made from breaking down airliners and selling the scrap?
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: Does anybody know how much money is made from breaking down airliners and selling the scrap?

I know a guy who does this, a retired TWA captain. But I never had the nerve to ask him. Is there a lot of profit to be made in this profession? This former TWA captain told me that breaking up Convair 880's was hard because the fuselage skins were so thick. Maybe he was joking with me though. some...

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by tommy1808
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322248

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

From the Leeham article, the plan is for the A359F to be around 70.7m long. That is only about 3m shorter than the A350-1000. Does 3m of A350 fuselage weigh 8-9 tonnes? That would be roughly 2,6-3 tonnes/m of fuselage. Correct I suspect you are not talking about the same thing. How can 3m of A350 f...

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by tommy1808
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322248

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Who says the 7 need to go to one customer? Looking at their customer base and also A350-operators I see potential customers in: * Ethiopian Airlines (large A350 operator as well as B777F-operator. They are in the process of deciding on the B777X and A350-1000 and rumours are the A350 is the front-r...

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by tommy1808
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 218
Views: 45142

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

I don't an XLR could make it from Brussels to New Delhi, I think a fully loaded one could fly to places like Tehran or Dubai. Both are less than 9 hours flying time and should be well within MZFW range of the XLR. best regards Thomas If I am not wrong, MZFW is the range without usable fuel onboard....

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by tommy1808
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18992

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

viewtopic.php?t=1460947

best regards
Thomas
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PDPsol wrote:
- E2 offers substantially lower acquisition, and therefore financing, costs vs. A220-100,


That would be a solid "nope".

LAXintl wrote:
A220-100 - $23.6 - 33.0M, $150-230,000
EMB190E2 - $23.3 - 29.0M, $150-220,000


viewtopic.php?t=1460947

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 8596

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

After a little modelling and some work to derive a suitable formula I have put together the following table in excel. You are free to download and use. https://1drv.ms/x/s!AiAyKIX6pnf6ij6DcBYPhRXSqPSh?e=bg5WNr You will see that I have put some areas in there for a user to be able to change (in yell...

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by tommy1808
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF
Replies: 49
Views: 8596

Re: A350F vs 777XF vs 777ERSF

After a little modelling and some work to derive a suitable formula I have put together the following table in excel. You are free to download and use. https://1drv.ms/x/s!AiAyKIX6pnf6ij6DcBYPhRXSqPSh?e=bg5WNr You will see that I have put some areas in there for a user to be able to change (in yell...

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by tommy1808
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 218
Views: 45142

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Maybe they are planning to follow in the footsteps of EI, reshaping their long haul fleet by ordering a batch of A321 LR/XLRs and promote more, or increase frequencies on, long thin routes, particularly to Africa. Will not happen, cargo to the african network of SN is a money printing machine. XLR ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 51533

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Fair enough. It's what I have read a fair number of times on the site so it stuck in my head. Does make it interesting why the XLR is so popular then, if the RCT is generally unused and just extra empty weight being carried around. No one accurately can predict the future and having some reserves i...

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