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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 82
Views: 5783

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

I'll just leave a short comment here: This incident might have happened exactly how RAAF states it did, or it might not have happened at all, or anything in between. In the West we usually take what our military leaders and services say as plain truth. But it's quite clear that sometimes it isn't. A...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 19124

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Has the hot fire / static fire test happened yet?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 106
Views: 27224

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Wow this is a real mystery. Very interesting.

Am I right in understanding that a different freighter arrived after the first one, with the same auto parts, and it was dispatched by Fracht?

If that's the case, what was picked up from the first one? Was it picked up by SAS / VAG, or by someone else?

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 523
Views: 162658

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Great news about the A380. Maybe more airlines will bring them back if this continues.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

One thing Rockford RFD and Ontario ONT has in common = large logistics centers. Norse is flying widebody aircraft with lots of space for cargo. Cargo is now extremely important and can make a thin route profitable. Except its the wrong type of logistics.. Both RFD and ONT are home to integrators, n...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

One thing Rockford RFD and Ontario ONT has in common = large logistics centers.
Norse is flying widebody aircraft with lots of space for cargo. Cargo is now extremely important and can make a thin route profitable.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 157
Views: 28832

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

Well he can prolly order a spec built aircraft and pay for all the R and D He basically had one with the A380, but decided there were better economics with other aircraft, so now there is no more A380 He did say he wanted more A380s. Multiple times. He was trying hard to get Airbus to commit to an ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 58
Views: 7542

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

Interesting! Hope they're successful.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

It has dual HUDs!
Is that just for the test aircraft or will HUDs come to all A320neo series?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)
Replies: 39
Views: 4046

Re: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)

So does that mean that they are now down to 3, with the Ingstad sinking? They had to bring the 4th back into service. I can’t remember which one was cannibalised. So far no talk of building a replacement, although I could be wrong about that. Thanks for the info. I wonder if anything of value was s...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

The timings of arrivals and departures are weird for a networked airline, but Norse is just going to be point to point. So it might actually work. Berlin really is underserved, and has a very big catchment area. Very high potential. Underserved in Summer season from April/May through October, but d...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Berlin really is underserved, and has a very big catchment area. Very high potential. :shakehead: :shakehead: Its a pretty poor market as has been proven over and over. Yesterday US aviation writer Brett Snyder had a story analyzing the markets history. https://crankyflier.com/2022/06/09/norse-atla...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)
Replies: 39
Views: 4046

Re: Norway to cancel NH90 contract with NH Industries (NHI)

They should have been cancelled a decade ago. It's not like Norway doesn't know how to maintain helicopters. The old Sea Kings require a lot of maintenance, so does the Bell 412 and Lynxes previously operated. I think a likely outcome will be a larger order of both Blackhawks and Sea Hawks, possibly...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

The timings of arrivals and departures are weird for a networked airline, but Norse is just going to be point to point. So it might actually work.

Berlin really is underserved, and has a very big catchment area. Very high potential.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s
Replies: 52
Views: 6148

Re: Connect Airlines Firms Hydrogen Conversion Of 75 ATR 72s

There has to be some incentive to create hydrogen refueling infrastructure at all these airports. That's going to be expensive.
People used to talk about how expensive it was to add gates and equipment to be able to accommodate the A380.
This is a far bigger endeavor.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 48784

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

Are people still unaware of media, and the concept of being media savvy, and how corporations, groups, and politicians attempt to get free advertising and manipulate narratives? Maybe that is why Boeing may have released the high wing aircraft image. It’s not happening and it’s not built yet. We kn...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 69
Views: 11632

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Interesting discussion. Maybe the 7 more P-8 will end up in a NATO pool like the E-3 Sentry AWACS and C-17 Globemaster II at Papa Air Base.
That being said, Germany does have a need for maritime surveillance and anti-sub warfare aircraft. They have ports both in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 31, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 48784

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

Boeing already has a platform for 120-180 seats - 717. Put on a pair of CRFP wings and "pusher" unducted fans in the back, you have a very competitive 717NG Is the tooling still around? They have tooling for it in China. They use it to build the Comac ARJ21. It's a shortened MD-80/90 with...

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 30, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 48784

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

I think it's quite obvious what they should do.

Use the R&D from the Dreamliner.

Build a new narrowbody in the 150 to 250 seat category.

Three or four lengths. One aisle. Two sets of wings with similar wing box and plumbing.

First delivery in 2027-2030.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 26, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 19124

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

GDB wrote:
Transporter 5, with 59 rideshare sats, lifted off today from the Cape, on it’s 8th mission, the previous being last month’s rideshare, landed back at the Cape.
22nd Spacex launch this year.


The cadence this year has been really impressive.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 26, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Congrats Boeing!

Very interesting to see how different it is compared to the Crew Dragon.

I agree with BEG2IAH, the camera views including the infrared and heat signature was 10/10.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 24, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Thanks Avatar2go and Flyingturtle for your answers on cost. The figures were along the lines of what I thought. I have a follow up question as well. I heard that Starliner has the function of correcting ISS flight by using it's thrusters. The same as Soyuz can (but on their own docking ports). But ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 24, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Thanks Avatar2go and Flyingturtle for your answers on cost. The figures were along the lines of what I thought. I have a follow up question as well. I heard that Starliner has the function of correcting ISS flight by using it's thrusters. The same as Soyuz can (but on their own docking ports). But S...

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by JetBuddy
Sun May 22, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

What is the cost per launch comparison? What is NASA, ESA or private companies paying for a seat / launch?

I mean SpaceX Crew Dragon vs Boeing Starliner.

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 19, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options
Replies: 118
Views: 24210

Re: IAG orders 50 737 MAX + 100 options

Excellent news and much needed for Boeing.

Can't wait to see the 737-10, hopefully in BA livery.

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by JetBuddy
Tue May 10, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 55936

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

That's great! Congrats to FedEx and Textron

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by JetBuddy
Sat May 07, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15777

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

Maybe Boeing should copy General Electric and divest the company into three companies: space, military and commercial in three different companies to focus on core products? I've been thinking about that scenario as well. The military and space divisions changing name into something else. Basically...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Still, in my opinion I think the A320neo might be the last generation for the A320 series. Maybe, but keep in mind that the A32xN is still on a 1987 wing. Airbus could re-wing it, re-gear it, put a stronger box on it... and you'll have one hell of a "new" narrowbody aircraft, with more or...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost...

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by JetBuddy
Fri May 06, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

I think the A321XLR and 737-10 MAX will be the last versions of these families. These grandfathering rules are working against safety and innovation. I think FAA and EASA have realized that. It's hampering innovation, it's creating an artificial duopoly because any new developed aircraft would cost ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu May 05, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9424

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

I wonder how they found out. If the crew noticed it while in air, or if company realized the error and relayed it to the captain. Either way I'm sure the decision to turn around was taken after some back and forth communication.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 02, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 552
Views: 131877

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

With today's cargo prices, no wonder they want to fly to main airports.

One of their greatest assets is the fact that they fly a proper widebody aircraft with tons of capacity for cargo. It would be wasteful not to utilize that.

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by JetBuddy
Mon May 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8567

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Why is someone bringing a non-native species to an area? Maybe you should not be allowed to leave your country either :) Not all non-native species are bad. No, but most are: a lot of non-native species have no natural predators, ensuring an explosion of their population and they, in turn, turn int...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15542

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

I disagree with the title.
The accident wasn't caused by the pilot smoking.
It was caused by the oxygen leak.

Any source of fire would have ignited the air.
The pilot smoking did nothing wrong.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 19124

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

I thought the bilge pump noise was interesting. That was quite loud, never heard it before this mission. Maybe part of it failed.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 384
Views: 77216

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

Is Finnair doing this because they have extra capacity from the Asian cuts? They must do it to avoid bankruptcy. Asia was their bread and butter. Now they have no means to exist. The closed / denied airspace over Russia must be hitting Finnair really hard. I know SAS is struggling with it too, but ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

Starliner launch coming up in about a month. I know the two programs are different, but if the Artemis wet dress rehearsal is anything to go by, I'd say this second attempt at Starliner is doomed too! https://vacation.events/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/marty-the-black-jack-dealer.jpg (Hey NASA),Here...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44203

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

I don't want to make another 737 MAX thread, so I'll just add some relevant information here. India has grounded 90 737 MAX pilots due to faults in the 737 MAX simulators provided by Boeing. Apparently there's an issue with the flight controls and stick shaker. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 life extended
Replies: 23
Views: 5798

Re: Dash 8 life extended

Great to hear there will be another life extension. Widerøe was a partner in the first life extension program as well.
These aircraft fly in very rough conditions, and to and from very short runways. People in the north of Norway absolutely rely on their continued service.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43491

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Will be the testing long? Maybe for the load and ACT? the frame is not too innovative compared to the NEO... Rumours on various 737-10 and 777X threads that the XLR is also going to be impacted by the fallout on the MAX. Personally this makes no sense to me and whether it would be just for FAA appr...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 42045

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Pre pandemic it was easier to get a good deal on financing on the A350 rather than the A330neo because the A350 had much better projected residual value.
I don't know how that looks now.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Re: SpiceJet B737 hits pole during pushback

Luckily it's a garden variety 737-800. Spare parts won't be that difficult to source.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 363
Views: 80476

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

SAS will be flying both their own E195 E1 machines this summer, but also two Air Baltic A220-300. They'll look at the performance / price, everything. So the door is definitely not shut for the A220 for SAS. One of them will be chosen to replace the aging 737-700 and A319-100 models. translated to E...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87862

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

Totally understandable.. the MAX10 should be a fine plane for the trunk domestic routes Delta currently flies the 757 on.. If they do proceed with the MAX order, I wonder will they convert some of their A321NEOs to the XLRs.. I'm surprised they still haven't jumped on board.. They need something to...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How do NATO states keep Soviet era aircraft operational?
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: How do NATO states keep Soviet era aircraft operational?

It's probably cheaper to buy a new F-16 than upgrading the engines on a MiG-29 with all the work that would have to be done on avionics, flight control systems and so on.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?
Replies: 49
Views: 5345

Re: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?

AN-124 has been in a lot of use for a long time now. Usually for military cargo missions. The C-17 and the C-5 are not in production any longer. There is no replacement, not military, not civilian. The last C-5 Galaxy rolled off the production line in 1989, 33 years ago. The C-17 Globemaster III sto...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 134580

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

art wrote:
Why cannot the air force attack the column of Russian vehicles (reported as 60km long) heading for Kiev from the north?


It's a good question. Lack of resources, or lack of SEAD capabilities maybe. It could be that the Russians learned after the TB2 drone blew up two of their BUKs.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 134580

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Reports from pro-Russian sources on Twitter are saying the MiG-29 transfer will not happen. Bulgaria said no, they didn't have enough to guard their own airspace. Slovakia categorically said no. Poland might happen, but they're not saying yes or no at this point. Bulgaria: https://www.novinite.com/a...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions
Replies: 105
Views: 27532

Re: Russian Airbus and Boeing aircraft and sanctions

77west wrote:
Disabling the FMC's remotely would be a good start.


I don't think disabling or tampering with civilian airliners would be a good idea.

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